Navy Revises Chris Kyle's Medal Count 'American Sniper' not as decorated as he claimed, Navy finds after a review By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jul 10, 2016 1:38 PM CDT 94 comments Comments In this 2012 file photo, Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and author of the book "American Sniper," holds a weapon in Midlothian, Texas. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Paul Moseley, File) (Newser) – Chris Kyle claimed in his American Sniper memoir that he had been awarded a pair of Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars. The United States Navy, after some review, would beg to differ: The Navy revised Kyle's medal count downward, to one Silver Star and four Bronze Stars, reports Time. Kyle's discharge papers had yet a different number: Two Silver and six Bronze, though a Navy rep says that such clerical errors are not uncommon, notes the AP. Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, did not return a request for comment on Sunday.