Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Statement by Gov. Perry on Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

Monday, February 11, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle:

"Chris Kyle was the public face of an anonymous breed of American warrior who are handed the hardest missions and assume the largest risks. Chris was among the very best at what he did, and he saved countless American lives in the process. Our state and our nation suffered a profound loss with his passing. I am honored to have known Chris and to have called him my friend.  Anita and I send our deepest condolences to his wife, Taya, his children and the thousands of service members that were his extended family."

For audio of the governor’s statement, please visit: Chris Kyle Statement

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