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Sculptor crafts 400-pound clay statue in likeness of SEAL Chris Kyle

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Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-18 18:29:26-04

It began as a sculpture to honor all Navy SEALs.

In the end, it will resemble just one- the reported deadliest sniper in American military history - Chris Kyle.

The sculptor crafted a 400-pound clay statue in the likeness of Kyle; it cost about $85, 000 to make.

And instead of going to the Navy SEAL Foundation it will be donated to Kyle's wife.

The change came after Kyle was killed on a Texas gun range in early February.

Police say the shooter is a former marine whom Kyle had been helping deal with post-traumatic stress.

Kyle has 160 confirmed kills, adding unconfirmed kills could push his total past 250. Which would make him the deadliest sniper in U.S. Military history.

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