‘‘For us, for warriors, that’s a skill set that has become very familiar, very comfortable for us,’’ said Denver, a lieutenant commander in a reserve SEAL team. His book ‘‘Damn Few,’’ about training SEALs, will be released this month. ‘‘So I actually see it as kind of a perfect use of Chris’ unique skill set and expertise of which he has very few peers.’’
Craft International, Kyle’s security training company, had scheduled a $2,950-per-person civilian training event at Rough Creek Lodge called the ‘‘Rough Creek Shoot Out!’’ for March 1-3. The price included lodging, meals and shooting instruction. Kyle was scheduled to teach the first class, called ‘‘precision rifle.’’
Kyle is survived by his wife, Taya, and their two children, Cox said.
Sherman reported from McAllen, Texas. Associated Press writers Andale Gross and Erica Hunzinger in Chicago contributed to this report.