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The Real 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Complicated Life Balancing Family And Military

Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and bestselling author of the book 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sni
Chris Kyle, a retired Navy SEAL and bestselling author of the book 'American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History', holds a .308 sniper rifle in this April 6, 2012, file photo. Kyle was one of two people reported killed on the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge near Glen Rose, Texas, Saturday, February 2 2013. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images)

With six Academy Award nominations, "American Sniper" is earning praise for its realistic portrayal of the Iraq War's urban battles, and the conversations that military families have at home.

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