31 Jan '16, 5pm

'American Sniper' statue coming soon to #Texas

'American Sniper' statue coming soon to #Texas

"American Sniper" Chris Kyle holds a .308 sniper rifle in this April 6, 2012, file photo. Paul Moseley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT Members of a foundation building a memorial statue of slain Navy sniper Chris Kyle say they expect to finish the project in time for a May unveiling at the Veteran Affairs clinic off Highway 191. In recent weeks, a crew laid three massive pieces of limestone at the site, weighing a total of more than 40,000 pounds, which will form the foundation for the statue of Kyle, an Odessa native. The stone came from a Garden City quarry, and Dale Meyer Trucking Company transported and set the stone for free, said Dick Gillham, one of the organizers of the project with the Odessa Community Foundation, which is a subsidiary of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce. “It’s right there waiting for the statue,” Gillham said. For now, members of the Odessa Community...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/american-sniper-stat...

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