Kyle—who wrote “American Sniper,” a bestselling autobiography that was made into a 2015 movie—received one Silver Star and four Bronze Star medals with “V” devices for valor, according to the Navy investigation, USA Today reported.
In his book, Kyle wrote that he received two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. Those numbers differed slightly from the Navy personnel form given to Kyle when he left the Navy in 2009. The form said he received two Silver Star and six Bronze Star medals with “V” devices, according to USA Today.
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Navy officials said a clerical error was made on the DD 214 form issued to Kyle in 2009, which is a common mistake in the Navy, the paper reported. It’s not clear who made the original error.
Kyle, who has been praised for his heroic service, has also faced scrutiny in the past over questions of accuracy regarding his story. He was killed in 2013 by another military veteran.
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