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Chris Kyle Tag

On Thursday, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas) introduced a bill that would call on the President to honor "American Sniper" Chris Kyle posthumously with the Medal of Honor.
From the Washington Post: “Chris gave the ultimate sacrifice and served his nation with distinction and bravery while saving countless American lives,” said Williams. “There is no doubt that this true American hero is worthy of our nation’s highest military honor. While the Medal of Honor will not bring back a husband, father, son and a model Texan, we owe Chris Kyle and his family a great deal of gratitude for his relentless devotion to his country.” Kyle already is highly decorated for his heroism in combat. He received two prestigious Silver Stars, which are two levels below the Medal of Honor, and five Bronze Stars with V device for valor. Kyle left the military in 2009, and released his memoir “American Sniper” in January 2012. Williams, whose district includes part of the county where Kyle was killed, said in a news release that on a number of occasions, legislation has been introduced to waive restrictions and encourage the president to award the Medal of Honor.
This type of waiver wouldn't be unprecedented, but it is rare---which means that the move by Rep. Williams is causing a hailstorm of controversy not over Kyle's record, but over whether or not the Medal of Honor is the appropriate award to honor Kyle and his family for his service both during and after his time in the military. Some say that this move is being fast tracked because of Kyle's sudden "American Sniper"-fueled popularity, and not by his service overseas. On "Fox and Friends" this week, vets Howard Wasdin and Carl Higbie explained both sides of the debate. Watch: