American Sniper Chris Kyle Inflated Medal Count, Not Performance: Navy Officers

The deadliest sniper in U.S. military history, Chris Kyle, made a couple of claims too many about his outstanding record.

Among his more than 2 dozen medals, ribbons, and commendations, seven awards for valor stand out—two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars.

Except it wasn’t two and five. It was one and three, according to the Navy Personnel Command documents obtained by The Intercept.

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