duasboss, when the Movie had Chris Kyle say he was going to leave his post as Over Watch for Marines going door to door and he was going to go down and teach us, Marines, going door to door In 2004 Fallaujah how to breech was so offensive and a load of shit. Why is it one never sees movies or books about Marine Corps Force Recon Operators? Hummm
Well he's not the only one, in fact a UK Royal Marine is said to have even more confirmed kills than Chris Kyle.
One could also say it depends on being at the right place, at the right time, Chris Kyle also deployed 4 times to Iraq, so he certainly spent a lot of time over there.
Personally, I really don't care that much about how many people he killed. Chris Kyle will always be a legend for me.
BTW the story of Carlos Hathcock (USMC sniper in Vietnam) is also pretty interesting, worth reading about IMO.
And yeah, I do agree that some legendary war stories indeed are exaggerated, even sometimes completely fabricated for propaganda purposes. However, sometimes there are stories that seem too crazy to be true even though they are true.
Possible yes, but how realistic is? It's different thing when Simo HÃ¤yhÃ¤ shots at hordes of drunk Russians (with little or no army training at all) which come in abundance and have mission to kill as many as possible. He's number of over 500 confirmed kills also can be easy exaggerated.
In WW2 and earlier wars army needed heroes, legends to be ideal for soldiers and to rise up moral. That how legend of Red Baron and other super soldiers emerge. There is no doubt that they were exceptional soldiers, but sometimes mythical stories or made for reasons that I stated.
In case of Chris Kyle you have to have in mind that in modern warfare he probably was on specific missions not on killing rampage or ethnic cleansing. So I can't imagine how he can manage to kill 160 soldiers and not to kill innocent or men out of his mission objective. Even himself are said that number is exaggerated by navy.
I would really like to hear opinion of greens who know how missions of this type works.
dusaboss, the way it works the op is drawn up and sniper, like Kyle and others, USMC..., are placed out in advance. The sniper establishes a hide along with his spotter. The sniper is called an Over Watch or as we referred to them in USMC language Guardian Angels. They were our close support. Also, they can be on a specific op to watch and observe. They would take out IED planter and etc.
Also scene with burning oil wells. It's so powerful. When black NCO talks him that he could be at home with his wife have a good job etc. Main character look at him confused, but I know exactly what he talking about. There is some magic and reality in that scene.
Make sense Mark. . I wonder would I have balls to do it. Notion getting me for some time now that if I don't try, regret and disappointment would be so strong all through rest of my life. So... there is only one solution for me.
I'm not important. We talking here about Van Damme. A lot of people don't like him at all and for real he have poor acting skills, but I respect him because of his athletic capabilities and he did job right for type of movies he acted in. He really looked good as villain in his first movie "No Retreat, No Surrender". Not so god as good guy especially when he try to protect some emotions.