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A ceremony was held at the grave of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that included a statue being constructed to honor him.

Kyle was shot and killed in February and laid to rest in the Texas State Cemetery a few weeks later.

Florida sculptor Greg Marra was already working on a generic statue for the Navy SEAL Foundation when he heard of Kyle's death. He then decided to put Kyle's face on the statue.

His statue was then transformed into a tribute to Kyle which will be donated to his family.

As the statue was making its way to Arlington, those delivering it stopped in Austin for small ceremony at Kyle's grave.

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