Texas House Honors Former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

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    Kyle Memorial Video
    A photo of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle from his memorial video played at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

    The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

    Waxahachie Republican Rep. Jim Pitts said Kyle, who authored the best-selling book "American Sniper," "was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first."

    Pitts said that in a perfect world, Kyle would not have been shot dead Feb. 2.

    He said "our world is not a perfect world" but that Kyle was "trying to get us closer to that deal."

    Widow Taya Kyle was among those who gathered in front of the House. As representatives stood to formally approve the memorial resolution, she softly and briefly clapped her hands.

    Chris Kyle Memorial: Speaker 11, Taya Kyle

    [DFW] Chris Kyle Memorial: Speaker 11, Taya Kyle
    Taya Kyle, the wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, spoke at a memorial honoring her husband Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

    Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh has been charged in the killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.