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From the Authors statement of Intent:
"Christopher Scott Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL who served four tours in the Iraq war and was awarded two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, and numerous other unit and personal awards. Chad Hutson Littlefield and Chris Kyle, trying to assist Eddie Ray Routh in his battle against post-traumatic stress disorder, accompanied the veteran to a shooting range. The two were shot and killed on February 2, 2013. S.B. 529 commemorates these men and their honorable service to their country, and to the countless veterans they helped, by naming a segment of U.S. Highway 287 as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Highway. As proposed, S.B. 527 amends current law relating to the designation of a segment of U.S. Highway 287 in Midlothian as the Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield Highway."