In the days since he was murdered at a Glen Rose gun range, American Sniper Chris Kyle, who recorded more than 150 confirmed kills while serving overseas, has become a palimpsest on which both those who abhor American adventurism overseas and those who view military skill as the ultimate virtue have written their competing narratives.
But as Jacquielynn Floyd notes rather artfully in the Morning News today, he was a person, not just a political symbol.
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That was the tone struck at a somber memorial service at Cowboys Stadium yesterday and, today, in the rain-soaked, 200-mile funeral procession to the Texas State Cemetery. It's live-streaming on WFAA and NBC 5. Mourners are gathering on the overpasses to pay their respects.