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Kyle was a member of the Navy. That doesn't automatically make him a sailor.
No, but as a SEAL, it would be safe to assume that he spent a fair amount of time at sea, or at least training for sea duty. Would that be enough to qualify him as a sailor?
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That's how I would imagine the life of a sniper. So I'm finding it hard to visualize how he got "160 confirmed sniper kills" (and "255 claimed kills"). Guess I'll have to read the book.

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That's how I would imagine the life of a sniper. So I'm finding it hard to visualize how he got "160 confirmed sniper kills" (and "255 claimed kills"). Guess I'll have to read the book.

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I haven't read the book but what little I know of the man and his "persona", I have my doubts...
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No, but as a SEAL, it would be safe to assume that he spent a fair amount of time at sea, or at least training for sea duty. Would that be enough to qualify him as a sailor?
Are Marines now Sailors.
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1) Marines have their own service;

2) not all Marines spend time at sea.

As far as I'm concerned, if you wear bell-bottoms and silly hats, you're a sailor.
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Kyle was a member of the Navy. That doesn't automatically make him a sailor.
Kind of like how being in the army doesn't automatically make you a soldier? How being in the Marine Corps doesn't automatically make you a marine? How being in the Air Force doesn't automatically make you an Airman?
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1) Marines have their own service;

2) not all Marines spend time at sea.

As far as I'm concerned, if you wear bell-bottoms and silly hats, you're a sailor.
Nor do all members of the Navy. Just like most members of the AF never fly except in a seat of a commercial airline.
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That's how I would imagine the life of a sniper. So I'm finding it hard to visualize how he got "160 confirmed sniper kills" (and "255 claimed kills"). Guess I'll have to read the book.

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He got his kills mainly from two important offensive operations in Iraq - Fallujah and Ramadi. He also fought in the offensive operation against Sadr City. And as he said again and again in his book, he got extremely lucky in getting plenty of opportunities to kill a lot of insurgents.

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