Q: It is sad that former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were killed by someone whom they were trying to help. Is there more information on Littlefield? What were some of the charity organizations Kyle was involved with?
A: Littlefield, 35, was Kyle’s neighbor and “workout buddy" in Midlothian, Texas. He was married and had a 7-year-old daughter. Kyle helped establish the FITCO Cares Foundation, a charity that has a “vigilant passion to help combat veterans struggling with PTSD," according its website. It also provides home fitness equipment to wounded vets.
Kyle donated the royalties from his book, “American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History," to the families of two fellow SEALS who died, one in Iraq, the other after injuries suffered in Iraq.
Eddie Ray Routh, an Iraq war veteran, is accused of killing Kyle and Littlefield on Feb. 2 at the gun range at Rough Creek Lodge and Resort in Glen Rose, Texas. Jodi Leigh Routh, the suspect’s mother, had asked Kyle to help her son.