The Campaign For DA

2.26.2015

Question From The Comment Section: Chad Littlefield's Wife?




Ok, I'll admit I've raised an eyebrow at the conduct of Chris Kyle's wife.  The Oscars appearance. The book.  The storming out of the courtroom during closing arguments.  Maybe that's the way she deals with stress and pain -- who knows. There are no rules regarding how a person is "supposed" to act after their spouse is murdered.

But someone in the comments section today asked: What about Chad Littlefield's wife?  That's a great question. I haven't even thought about that. A quick Google search mentions Littlefield, an almost forgotten man, had a wife who worked in the Midlothian ISD and had a daughter.  (Funeral photo.) And even though Littlefield's parents have appeared on TV after the trial (truly grief stricken), I've never seen his widow throughout this ordeal. That's not a criticism. Heck, I'd probably go into seclusion instead of heading for the Red Carpet.

People are unique. We all respond differently. But what a crazy contrast with these two women.

12 comments:

Andrew Kuppinger said...

There is two types of people. Those that love the spot light and those that do not. She obviously doesn't like it or want anything to do with it. I get it.
The other wife, I understand that too. She is financially smart if you think about it.

ffwcprez said...

No one and I mean NO ONE should judge how a person responds to grief. Leave them alone. Until you've been there...even a casual comment is offensive!

Anonymous said...

11:00, Thanks

Anonymous said...

War on women!

Anonymous said...

There are no rules regarding how a person is "supposed" to act after their spouse is murdered.


But there sure are hot sports opinions, right Barry?

Anonymous said...

This could be the most objective post ever by Barry regarding Chris Kyle.

Anonymous said...

12:29: I know, right?

I can't find the exact quote right now, but one of the most important take-aways that I got from reading Erich Fromm (writing on the activities of Jews in Nazi concentration camps) went something like this:

"It is completely normal for normal people to act abnormally in extraordinary circumstances."

I have found that this applies to a lot of life, when you're trying to determine what the proper behavior would be.

Keep in mind that Chris Kyle's widow had been basically in training for coping with her husband's death ever since Chris Kyle began his SEAL training. Not only are military servicemen different from you and me, but their families are, too.

And the gulf between our nation's military and the people it serves grows ever wider.

Anonymous said...

she married one of the Texas Rangers involved in the investigation

Anonymous said...

She's not trying to make a nickle off her dead husband. Why should she go on camera?

Anonymous said...

Did Littlefield also have a huge problem with the truth?

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't some average pilot who dropped a few bombs during the war have more "kills" than any sniper? The guy did his job, but what a crazy country we are to honor and create a day and all that stuff to celebrate shooting people in the head. Kind of like a blog that celebrates when teachers molest students.

Anonymous said...

that's gotta sting!!!