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Update: Iraq war veteran charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas — An Iraq War veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend turned a gun on the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, was arraigned early Sunday in the deaths of Kyle, who wrote the best-selling book “American Sniper,” and Chad Littlefield, 35. They were killed at a shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge, about 50 miles ...

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February 3, 2013
7:47 p.m.

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always a SEAL, never an ex or former.

February 4, 2013
7:07 a.m.

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Perhaps the biggest tragedy of war is that once a PTSD, always a PTSD, never an ex or former.

February 4, 2013
8:29 a.m.

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I would think that if you were suffering from PTSD, the last thing you might want to do for a long time is go shooting. While I admire Chris' efforts to reach out to veterans in need, I think I would have found a different activity than shooting at a range with someone who has some severe emotional issues. Perhaps some extreme outdoors training in some wilderness area where these vets can get away from it all and sort out their troubles a bit perhaps? I just think I would have found a different outlet if I was trying to help vets with PTSD, but I can't read their minds I guess.