It’s been a long couple of years for Wayne Kyle, father of the American Sniper himself, Chris Kyle.
Wayne gave an interview on Thursday in which he told NBC’s Lester Hold that he and his wife have been simply “surviving” since their son was murdered two years ago.
“It’s been the toughest two-plus years of our life,” he said, adding that the trial of his son’s killer Eddie Ray Routh was “gut-wrenching.”
“It’s just one of those deals where you just want to jump over the railing and kill [Routh] with your bare hands,” Wayne said, according to People.
Eerily enough, Wayne had warned his son about the dangers of life as a civilian.
“I said, ‘Son, I worry more about you as a civilian than when you were with the teams,'” he recounted. When Chris asked him why, he responded, “Because you were fully trained and highly skilled in what you did [in the military], but … there’s no training to be a civilian.'”
In the interview, he also spoke out against the growing movement to get his son the Medal of Honor.
“If you knew Chris you would know that he would never ever want that,” Wayne said, adding, “He never saw himself as a hero.”
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