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American Sniper by Chris Kyle — A 20-minute Summary
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Kyle grew up in central Texas. He loved to hunt and ride horses and would have
been a cowboy if he had not become a member of the Navy Sea, Air, Land
Teams (SEAL). He had a lot of fun hunting with his mom, dad, and brother as a
child. His dad and brother were his best friends growing up.
Kyle learned true patience by learning to break a horse. He got involved in rodeo
competitions to quench his thirst for being a cowboy. In 1992, he graduated and
went to Tarleton State University with aspirations to join the military afterward.
An accident in his freshman year ended his rodeo career when he had to have
pins put in his wrist. He became a ranch hand for a man named David Landrum
while he was still a student. Landrum’s strict expectations made Kyle want to
prove himself. Kyle believes this prepared him to become a Navy SEAL.
Kyle decided to quit school and join the military. He learned about the SEALs and
wanted to become one. He investigated the opportunity further and learned that
there was no guarantee he would become a SEAL if he joined the Navy. He
would need to earn the privilege. Kyle went through the application process, but
the Navy disqualified him because of the pins in his wrist. He felt his military
career had ended before it began. He went back to work for Landrum and hoped
to become a rancher. Shortly afterward, a recruiter called and asked if he was
still interested in becoming a SEAL.
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