Glenn spoke with Taya Kyle, wife of the Navy SEAL known as the “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, about her thoughts on the circumstances surrounding his death. She is adamant that PTSD is not to blame and more was at play.
"I know people want to find a reason why one young man would turn his gun on two people that were there to help and kill them in cold blood. But in my opinion the reason is not PTSD. In my experience Chris and I were blessed to know a large number of people who had big hearts, great men that are doing justice, they experience traumatic events and they suffered. They had PTSD legitimately. But they don't use it as an excuse. They still carry a gun. They still do justice and they love their families. It doesn't change their character. They just deal with their own internal struggles. They may have mood swings, they may have sleepless nights, but they don't kill innocent people. This is ‑‑ you can't blame murder on PTSD in my opinion and from everything I've learned about it," she said.
Glenn’s also gave an emotional admission of one of his greatest regrets.
"Honestly I have a few regrets in life and one of the biggest ones is I stood next to your husband at a fundraiser one day and I am strangely awkward around heroes and I didn't ‑‑ I didn't reach out and talk to him because I felt so awkward around him. And I wish I would have, I wish I would have told him how I felt about him and it's one of my regrets in my life is that I didn't thank him for his service," Glenn said.
Taya responded, "Thank you. I will say this, Glenn. I appreciate what you're saying but I can tell you that Chris was actually as much as he appeared to be so accepting of all of the limelight, he was more shy about it and he would tell other people when they were nervous to meet him that they should see his knees shaking. And not only would he understand that but it's my belief that he sees us all now."