Chris Kyle, America’s self-proclaimed most deadly military sniper, was shot and killed February 2 at a gun range, alongside his friend, Chad Littlefield. Another veteran, Eddie Ray Routh, 25, faces murder charges in their deaths.
“I stand before you a broken woman,” Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle’s widow, told the crowd at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “But I am now, and always will be, the wife of a man who was a warrior both on and off the battlefield.”
She wiped away tears and struggled to speak as she remembered her husband, whose casket was draped with the American flag.
“There isn’t enough time to tell you everything you mean to me and everything you taught me. I know you had no idea you were teaching me, but there is something only God and I have known for a long time. God worked through you to make me into the woman I am supposed to be,” she said.