Gov. Abbot awards Chris Kyle Texas Medal of Honor

Governor Abbott signed legislation Thursday that posthumously awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor to Chief Petty Officer Chris Kyle.

Kyle was a native Texan and Navy Seal who served four tours in Iraq and is recognized as the most lethal sniper in United States military history.

During the legislative session, Governor Abbott also dedicated a portion of Highway 287 in Midlothian, as the "Chris Kyle Memorial Highway" and proclaimed February 2nd to be "Chris Kyle Day" in the state of Texas.