A new book is about to be released about Al Shatan (The Devil) to Iraqi insurgents, The Legend to fellow SEAL Team members:
The book is an autobiography of SEAL Chief Chris Kyle, who is the record-holding sniper in U.S. military history. Kyle has more than 150 officially confirmed kills (the previous American record was 109), though his remarkable career total has not been made public by the Pentagon. In his ten years (1999-2009) with the United States Navy SEAL Teams, Chris was deployed four times to Iraq and was awarded the two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars with Valor. Chris was shot on two separate occasions and was in numerous IED explosions. Despite numerous wounds and an injury to his knee that eventually required surgery, Chris remained with his unit during combat. While in Ramadi it was learned that Chris had a bounty put on his head by local insurgents. His nickname, given to him by the terrorists, was Al Shatan–the Devil. His fellow SEALs had begun referring to him by a different name: The Legend.