Governor Greg Abbott signed a resolution on Thursday to posthumously award the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.
“Since its inception, the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor has been awarded to those in the State of Texas who have demonstrated extraordinary heroism as a member of state or federal military forces, and there is no one more deserving of this year’s award than Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle,” said Abbott. “Kyle is one of the legions of valiant warriors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and served our great nation with unrivaled honor, bravery and heroism.”
The Texas native and Navy SEAL served four years in Iraq and is considered the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.
During the legislative session, Abbott also dedicated part of Highway in 287 in Midlothian as "Chris Kyle Memorial Highway" and proclaimed February 2 to be "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas.
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