The Navy SEAL who shot America’s public enemy number one and mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, has recently been revealed as 38-year-old veteran Rob O’Neill.
The Daily Mail has exposed the name of the war hero weeks before he was set to waive his anonymity for an exclusive interview with Fox News.
O’Neill is one of the most decorated members of the elite forces, but still faces the possibility of being shut out of ‘high-level circles’ in the wake of revealing his identity and the details of the highly-guarded narrative leading up to Osama’s death.
Days after the network Fox News announced it would broadcast a documentary revealing the commando who claimed to have shot Osama, Rear Admiral Brian Losey, the head of Naval Special Warfare Command, wrote to his troops denouncing anyone who sought fame or fortune by revealing details of secret missions.
“A critical tenet of our Ethos is ‘I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions,'” Losey and the top enlisted sailor, Force Master Chief Michael Magaraci, wrote in the letter, obtained by AFP on Monday.
“We do not abide wilful or selfish disregard for our core values in return for public notoriety and financial gain, which only diminishes otherwise honorable service, courage and sacrifice,” said the letter dated October 31.
The letter sparks great controversy over O’Neill’s recognition for his massive contributions to America’s fight for freedom, and O’Neill does potentially face legal action. However, it also should be noted that his self-outing was reportedly sparked by the loss of several benefits for his quitting the Navy SEALS after 16 years of service rather than a full 20-year period.
O’Neill’s father, Tom O’Neill, supports his son’s decision to go public with his story in an interview with the Daily Mail:
“I support him in everything he is doing. What are you supposed to do when you come out of the military after such service — become a greeter at Walmart? People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I’ll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us.”
The 52-time decorated hero will surely receive a lot of attention over the coming weeks, and years, as America lauds his accomplishments and becomes more intimated with his incredible story.
Despite warnings from the government, Navy SEAL Team Six member Rob O’Neill has come forward as the primary shooter of Osama bin Laden. Find out more here…