Hundreds lined the highways in Texas Tuesday to pay their final respects to former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who was shot to death at a Texas gun range.
In one of the largest funeral processions Texas has ever seen, a 200-vehicle procession drove about 200 miles from the Kyles' home in Midlothian to the Texas State Cemetary in Austin.
Along the route, motorists pulled to the side of roads to watch the procession that included motorcycles, motor coaches, police cruisers, and other vehicles.
In Austin, hundreds of people gathered on roads stretching nearly a mile from the cemetery.
Many who came to watch the procession were combat veterans in leather jackets. Others were families with strollers or businessmen in suits on their lunch break from the nearby Capitol.
The 38-year-old veteran was the best-selling author of American Sniper. He completed four tours in Iraq and was considered the most lethal sniper in American military history.
About 7,000 people attended a memorial service Monday at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas.
His wife Taya Kyle told the crowd, "I stand before you a broken woman, but I am now and always will be the wife of a man who was a warrior both on and off the battlefield."
She said she told her two children that they will remember Kyle's silly side, Texas twang and the prayers they prayed together.
Iraq war veteran Eddie Ray Routh has been charged in the killings of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a north Texas gun range. Routh's brother-in-law told authorities that Routh had recently been diagnosed with PTSD.