Texas congressman: Chris Kyle deserves Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Texas congressman has introduced a bill to posthumously honor Navy Seal Chris Kyle with the Medal of Honor.

Rep. Roger Williams introduced the Chris Kyle Medal of Honor Act on Thursday, which would award Kyle with the prestigious award for his actions during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

"Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice and served his nation with distinction and bravery while saving countless American lives," Williams said in a statement Thursday. "There is no doubt that this true American hero is worthy of our nation's highest military honor. While the Medal of Honor will not bring back a husband, father, son and a model Texan, we owe Chris Kyle and his family a great deal of gratitude for his relentless devotion to his country."

Kyle, a sniper whose life received widespread attention after his book "American Sniper" was made into an Oscar-nominated film, served four tours in Iraq and is credited with the most confirmed kills in U.S. military history. On Tuesday, Eddie Routh was found guilty of murdering Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, at a shooting range near FOrt Worth on Feb. 2, 2013. Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

See the full interview with Williams below.


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