Alabama State Senate Honors Life of American Sniper Chris Kyle

By Gerald Dial

Many Americans have been touched by the story of Chris Kyle’s life and service to our country as portrayed in the blockbuster movie “American Sniper.” A Navy SEAL and one of the most noted snipers in American military history, Kyle served four combat tours in Iraq, and received two Silver Stars among many other commendations for his sterling military service. Chris Kyle passed away on February 2, 2013 at 38 years of age.

The members of the Alabama State Senate, acting in concert with Alabama House of Representatives, were pleased to honor his life and legacy with Senate Joint Resolution 9 during the 2014 regular legislative session. The co-sponsors of the resolution were Senators Gerald Dial, Bill Holtzclaw, Tom Whatley, Bryan Taylor, and Phil Williams – all veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

“Chris Kyle was on the front lines of battle protecting his fellow troops. He risked his life on a daily basis to ensure our freedoms,” said Senator Gerald Dial. “We should never forget the men and women that have served, are serving, and will serve our great country.”

Senator Gerald Dial represents State Senate District 13 in the Alabama Senate, which includes all or parts of Randolph, Lee, Cleburne, Clay, Cherokee, and Chambers counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services Committee. Sen. Dial and his wife Faye reside in Lineville.