American Sniper: Chris Kyle – An Historical Atlas

The following maps and illustrations serve as a complement to episode 74 of Battlecast detailing the history of Chris Kyle – America’s greatest sniper and the Second Battle of Fallujah.

Modern Iraq (Rayburn & Sobchak 2019)
This map highlights the three areas where Chris Kyle saw the most action (Burling, 2016).
Military atlas of the Second Battle of Fallujah where Kyle saw the most action (Rayburn & Sobchak 2019).

American Sniper: Chris Kyle – A Life in Photos

Chris Kyle’s childhood was often spent outdoors. In many childhood photos, Chris is pictured with toy firearms (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Chris Kyle pictured with his brother. The two remained close friends into adulthood. Notice the firearms (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Chris Kyle pictured in his Midlothian High football uniform (Burling, 2016).
Kyle’s senior yearbook photo (Burling, 2016).
Chris Kyle manhandling cattle (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
The official badge of a Navy Seal (Burling, 2016).
Soon after becoming a Navy Seal Chris met his wife Taya. The couple would later have two children (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Kyle and Taya (Burling, 2016).
Kyle in Fallujah (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
A sniper nest Chris occupied. The snipers often operated from roofs (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Another of Kyle’s sniping positions (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Sometimes the snipers operated from within buildings. Notice the upturned crib the sniper is using as a makeshift firing stand (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Kyle awarded for his Fallujah service (Kyle, Mcewan, and Defelice, 2012).
(Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Ryan Job (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
(Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012)
Chris Kyle draws a bead (Burling, 2016).
Chris enjoyed hunting and shooting after he left the military (Burling, 2016).
Kyle often trained civilians and soldiers in the years after his military service (Kyle, Mcewan, & Defelice, 2012).
Mugshot of Eddie Ray Routh – the man who shot and killed Kyle
Rough Creek Lodge – the site of Chris Kyle’s assassination (Burling, 2016).
A scene from Chris Kyle’s funeral (Burling, 2016).
Kyle’s final resting place in Texas (KVUE Staff, 2016).

American Sniper: Chris Kyle References:

Chris Kyle: American Sniper by Alexis Burling

The life and legend of Chris Kyle: American sniper, Navy Seal by Michael Mooney

American Sniper by Chris Kyle and Scott McEwen et al.

American Sniper ou les contradictions de l’Amérique by Simon Desplanque. (2015).  Défense et Sécurité Internationale. 117, pp. 66-71.

Bernstein, A. (2013, February 3). Chris Kyle, Navy Seal and author of ‘American Sniper,’ dies. The Washington Post

Gibbons-Neff, T. (2016, July 9). After investigation, Navy lowers ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s medal count. The Washington Post. 

Mediaite: New Report Claims That American Sniper Chris Kyle Embellished Own Military Award Record. (2016, May 25). Newstex. 

McCoy, T. (2015, February 13). The tragedy of ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s widow. The Washington Post. 

Mooney, M. (2013, April). The legend of Chris Kyle. D Magazine. 

Lamothe, D. (2015, February 11). ‘American Sniper’ trial: Chris Kyle’s eerie text

message about killer opens proceedings. The Washington Post. 

McCoy, T. (2014, July 30). The ‘unverifiable’ legacy of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in American history. The Washington Post. 

Department of the Navy (2016, January 25). Christopher Kyle official citations and awards. 

Schmidle, N. (2013, June 3). In the crosshairs. The New Yorker. 

Jesse Ventura vs. Taya Kyle. Civ. No. 12-472. (2014). 

Canon, T. (2016). Man o’ War:  Collisions of masculinity and militaristic patriotism in American Sniper (Publication number: 10124017) [Master’s thesis, University of Colorado].

Walter, J. (2017). Snipers at war: An equipment and operations history. 

Rosenberg, A. (2015, April 28). What students protesting “American Sniper” get wrong about the movie. The Washington Post. 

Chomsky, N., Crockford, K, & Summer, J. (2015). Townhall on Terror. The Baffler. 28, 66-82. 

Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq by Thomas Ricks

House to house : an epic memoir of war by David Bellavia and John Bruning

The U.S. Army in the Iraq War – Volume 1: Invasion – Insurgency – Civil War, 2003-2006 by Jeanne Godfroy et al. Available here: 

The U.S. Army in the Iraq War – Volume 2: Surge and Withdrawal, 2007-2011 by Jeanne Godfroy et al. Available here: 

On Killing by Dave Grossman

Americans at War: Eyewitness accounts from the American Revolution to the 21st Century. Volume 3. Edited by James Arnold. ABC-CLIO. 2018.

Headstone placed at Chris Kyle gravesite. KVUE Staff.

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