What I know is Chris and a gentleman — great guy, I knew him well, Chad Littlefield — took a veteran out shooting who was struggling with PTSD to try to assist him, try to help him, try to, you know, give him a helping hand and he turned the gun on both of them, killing them.Travis Cox, friend of slain “American Sniper” author (and former Navy SEAL) Chris Kyle • Discussing what he knew of the situation that led to Kyle’s death on a Texas shooting range. Cox leads Kyle’s nonprofit, FITCO Cares, and emphasized that Kyle often helped veterans in this fashion. “Chris was literally the type of guy if you were a veteran and needed help he’d help you,” Cox continued. “And from my understanding that’s what happened here. I don’t know how he came in contact with this gentleman, but I do know that it was not through the foundation.”
(Source: Washington Post)
“We have received news of a twin-engine helicopter that crashed in the Directorate of Sayed Abad.
The helicopter was raided by the occupation forces in the eleventh hour of yesterday. I was surprised by the stiff resistance of the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate.
Says the Mujahideen: Parts of the helicopter are scattered across the scene where the enemy twin-engine helicopter dropped.
The dead on board were 38 soldiers.
Eight helicopters arrived to the region to recover the helicopter and transport the dead back to their base.
At the end of the fighting, the enemy aircraft killed eight of the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate.”
Wow, good find Matt.
» And they weren’t just any Navy SEALS, either:
These are some of the guys who took out Osama bin Laden in Pakistan back in May. (Edit: There are conflicting reports.) This is horribly sad, and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more. The AP has received word of this but nothing official has been noted due to the fact that families are still being notified. (h/t ProducerMatthew)
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However, the heavily-armed, electronically wired SEALs didn’t come with a tape measure to get an accurate height reading. According to reports, a Navy SEAL of about 6-feet laid out next to bin Laden’s corpse to gauge the Al Qaeda leader’s height. The corpse was several inches taller.An article on CBS’ Dan Farber • Noting the fairly awkward way that they measured Osama bin Laden’s height after the raid that led to his death. Could you imagine? These big hulking men just killed Bin Laden, only to have to force one of them to lay the ground next to him to do rough measurements? That’s weird. source (via • follow)