Midlothian community lines up to honor victim of gun range shooting




Posted on February 8, 2013 at 12:27 AM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 12:43 AM

MIDLOTHIAN -- They stood in line for hours.

It's what a small Texas town does when a life-long Texan dies.

"When things like this happen, this community always rallied around each other to show love and support for hometown people," said KC Bernard, who grew up in Midlothian.

Chad Littlefield isn't originally from Midlothian, but the girl he married is. She is an assistant principal and her father just retired as fire marshal.

Littlefield was shot and killed last weekend beside his dear friend, former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.

"You know the town has grown tremendously. It isn't the town it was when I was in school and Chad's wife was in school and when Chris was in school here, but we still have the hometown feel and the love and support for one another," Bernard  said of the tremendous turnout at Littlefield's visitation.

His funeral is Friday, with Chris Kyle's memorial service scheduled for Monday at Cowboys Stadium. Then Tuesday, the body of the deadliest sniper is U.S. history will be taken to Austin to be buried.

Police are anticipating a large turnout, with hundreds of motorcycles and police cars in the procession, and thousands of Texans lining Interstate-35.

"Again, it's just a great community to be a part of," Bernard said. "I'm glad to say I grew up here."

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