A White House petition to name a Navy ship after former SEAL Chris Kyle currently has more than 2,500 signatures.
The petition for the USS Chris Kyle was created Feb. 5 on the White House’s petition site “We the People.” You can sign it here.
Kyle, the author of “American Sniper,” claimed to be the most deadly sniper in history, though those reports are unconfirmed by the Pentagon. He was killed Feb. 2 at a gun range in Texas.
A public memorial for Kyle was held today at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Petitions on “We the People” will get a response from the government if they reach 100,000 signatures within 30 days, though the White House is not required to respond within a certain time frame. The USS Chris Kyle petition would need 97,327 more signatures by March 7 to warrant a response.
Destroyer Michael Murphy, commissioned Oct. 6, 2012, was named for a fallen SEAL. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic actions in 2005 in Afghanistan.