Friday, January 16, 2015

Movie Day: American Sniper

Judy and I went to see a special screening of “American Sniper” last evening in Scottsdale, AZ. The screening was sponsored by “America’s Mighty Warriors, an organization that honors the sacrifice of our troops, the fallen and their families by providing programs that improve quality of life, resiliency and recovery.

America's Mighty Warriors was founded by Debbie Lee, the mother of Petty Officer Marc Lee, who was the first Navy SEAL killed in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. Petty Officer Lee was one of Chris Kyle’s ( American Sniper) spotters.


The movie American Sniper was a biographical movie about Chris Kyle.  Kyle was a US Navy SEAL sniper, who served four tours in Iraq.  Kyle has 160 confirmed kills but the actual number of kills may be as high as 255. He is the most lethal sniper in US history. Kyle had a bounty on his head in excess of $100,000.00 and was called the “Devil of Ramadi” by the enemy and the Legend by Marines and SEALs in Iraq. He was wounded twice. He left the military in 2009 and was killed along with a friend by a veteran they were trying to help cope with PTSD at a gun range. 


The movie directed by Clint Eastwood and staring Bradley Cooper was superb. Judy and I both enjoyed it. Eastwood did a great job and Cooper played Kyle perfectly. The movie is nominated for “Best Picture” and Bradley Cooper is nominated for Best Actor.

American Sniper Trailer        American sniper movie

American Sniper trailer with commentary, Eastwood & Cooper

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the nice recap of Chris Kyle's life. He truly was an American hero and died so tragically. We rarely go do movies at the theater but will definitely go to this one. Thank you Jim for YOUR service!