Ryan Job & Marc Lee
I gave the wrong impression in a few of the interviews this week when I talked about the men who inspired Chris to tell his story in American Sniper.
Chris wanted to give proper due to Ryan Job and Marc Lee, two good friends and fellow SEALs who were with him in Ramadi. Marc died on the battlefield. Ryan, though severely wounded, managed to survive. Though blind, he inspired Chris and many others with his fight to live a normal life. Among other things, he married a beautiful wife and was expecting a baby when, a couple of years after the war, he died of complications following surgery related to his wounds.
We got it right in the book, but sometimes I don’t make Ryan's immediate fate clear when speaking in quick interviews, and I apologize for confusing anyone.
Incidentally, Marc’s memory lives on here.