Local American Sniper

Kevin Lacz, a former Navy SEAL who played himself in the 2014 hit movie “American Sniper,” now lives in Navarre and, with his wife Lindsey, is the heart and soul of a new veterans outreach effort.
A real-life friend and colleague of the film’s subject, the late Chris Kyle, Kevin didn’t leave rifles behind when he and Lindsey started “Hunting for Healing” last fall. It’s a nonprofit with an attitude evocative of a decal at the couple’s house: “God bless our troops, especially the snipers.”

That sentiment is echoed by Chris Cochrane, a former Air Force flight instructor who is partially paralyzed from a stroke. Cochrane, 34, and his wife, Ashley, recently accompanied the Laczes to hunt ducks in Louisiana. “When we heard about the Hunting for Healing excursion, it really wasn’t much of a decision for us. We were all in,” said Chris, who has been through nearly three years of physical therapy to regain his ability to walk and speak.

Read more in this week’s issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online at HERE.


Kevin and Lindsay Lacz on a hunt.

Kevin and Lindsay Lacz.

Hunting for Healing excursion to hunt ducks in Louisiana

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