Chris Kyle Death: Thousands expected to pay tribute to ex-Navy SEAL shot to death at Texas gun range

Chris Kyle, in an undated photo
Daniel Penz, KTVT
American Sniper, Chris Kyle
Chris Kyle
Daniel Penz, KTVT

(CBS/AP) ARLINGTON, Texas - Thousands of mourners are expected to attend Monday to a public memorial service for former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, who was shot to deat at a Texas shooting range earlier this month.

Pictures: Ex-Navy SEAL fatally shot on Texas gun range

Mourners will gather at Cowboys Stadium to pay tribute to 38-year-old Kyle, who was reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American military history. Kyle left the Navy in 2009 after four tours of duty in Iraq and wrote the best-selling book "American Sniper."

Eddie Routh, 25, was charged in the killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range on Feb. 2.

Kyle will be buried at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin after a 200-mile funeral procession starting in the Dallas area on Tuesday.

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