Hundreds Expected to Attend Ex-Sniper's Memorial

2:12 PM, Feb 11, 2013   |    comments
Photo: Paul Moseley, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, via AP
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Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Several hundred people are gathering at Cowboys Stadium before the start of a memorial service for Chris Kyle, the slain former Navy SEAL sniper.

Some in the somber crowd carried flower bouquets while waiting to enter the stadium Monday.

Air Force Master Sgt. Kevin Phillips says he wasn't surprised by the large turnout. He came from his Fort Worth home to honor "a brother in arms."

Phillips and many others in the crowd never knew the 38-year-old Kyle, who authorities say was killed last week at a North Texas shooting range by a former Marine whom Kyle was trying to help.

Kyle's funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday. He will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin after a 200-mile funeral procession.

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