Funeral of ex-Navy SEAL Kyle set for Tuesday

By  | 

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - An ex-Navy SEAL sniper slain earlier this month at a Texas gun range is to be buried Tuesday.

A 200-mile funeral procession to an Austin cemetery from the Dallas area is planned after Chris Kyle's funeral service.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says drivers along Interstate 35 will not be allowed to pass the procession.

Nearly 7,000 people attended Kyle's memorial service Monday at Cowboys Stadium.

Some who served with him said Kyle was more than an excellent sniper feared by U.S. enemies - he was a devoted family man. Kyle wrote the best-selling book "American Sniper."

Iraq War veteran Eddie Ray Routh has been charged in the Feb. 2 killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a North Texas gun range.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus