You've Heard Of 'American Sniper.' Now, Meet 'The Reaper'
American Sniper continues to lead the box office and stir controversy. INSIDE EDITION speaks with another real-life military sniper known as ‘The Reaper.’
American Sniper just blasted its way passed the $200 million mark at the box office. That makes it the biggest hit of Clint Eastwood's career.
The controversy over the movie rages on after director Michael Moore called snipers cowards, Sarah Palin just posed with a Medal of Honor winner Dakota Meyer, holding the sign, “[Expletive] you Michael Moore." Meyer won the Medal of Honor in 2011 for heroism in Afghanistan.
Now, another American hero is coming forward. Nicholas Irving is a former Army Rangers sniper who is credited for 33 kills in just four months in Afghanistan.
INSIDE EDITION’s Les Trent asked Irving, “When you hear critics like Michael Moore say snipers are cowards, what do you say?”
“I would like to purchase out, of my own pocket, Michael Moore, a pair of boots, a combat uniform, weapon and magazine and a one-way ticket to Afghanistan,” he replied.
Irving has just written a book, The Reaper, about his exploits. He says he's heartened by the movie's popularity.
“It's amazing. It is not just a war film, it is more than that, it is a piece of history,” he said.
Like Chris Kyle, the man American Sniper is based on, The Reaper says he has no regrets for his role as a lethal sniper serving his nation, saying, “Look 33 or whatever the number, I could care less what the number is. It still wasn't enough."
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