Chris Kyle, the subject of ‘American Sniper’ is again being accused of embellishing his military record. According to ‘The Intercept’ (an online Progressive news site,) Kyle exaggerated the number of honors he received.
“All told,” Kyle wrote in his book, “I would end my career as a SEAL with two Silver Stars and five Bronze [Stars], all for valor.”
Murdered by a fellow military veteran after leaving the service, Kyle supposedly embellished his military record claims the report. It goes on to say that during his 11 years of military service and four deployments, Kyle earned only one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with Valor.
While I’m not looking to drag a true American hero’s name through the mud, this serves as a perfect example of why it is important to place principles above personality. Whether he did or didn’t exaggerate doesn’t matter – men and women are fallible while articles of faith, like the 10 Commandments, and natural law are not.