Grand Junction, Colo. (KKCO) – A local hunting group is vowing to keep the mission alive after the death of an American hero. Chris Kyle, known as one of the most lethal snipers in American military history, was shot and killed at a Texas gun range by a former marine.
The tragedy has touched service men and women all across America.
Kyle also had a special impact with veterans here in Grand Junction.
Last September he went on a hunting trip with Warriors in the Wild, Base Camp 40, who hope to keep his message alive. "Lets just take his sprit and like Steve Landon said we can't let what he was doing in his volunteer work, we can't let it die, and we can't let it go by the wayside and all that he stood for just be a memory. We have to keep that going and keep his conviction strong and that's what we'll do," says Paul Bristol, with Base Camp 40.
Kyle's mission was to work with veterans, giving them hope and helping them out. He did this by going out on different hunts, talking to vets, and being a person vets could go to when in a down state of mind.