Navy SEAL Who Killed Osama Bin Laden Has Finally Been Revealed
Osama Bin Laden was one of the most wanted men of our generation, and this is the man that killed him. Rob O’Neill, 38, has been publicly identified after waiving his anonymity. He took brave decision to say he was a member of SEAL Team Six and he shot bin Laden in the head.
His identity was revealed by Mail Online in their exclusive interview with his father, Tom O’Neill.
Mr O’Neill Sr told the website: ‘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.’
He received personal praise for his part in the raid on Abbottobad, Pakistan, in 2011. O’Neill decided to leave the SEALs after 16 years of service, speaking out because he lost some of his military benefits for quitting earlier than the 20 years traditionally expected.
According to the Mail he has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, taking part in more than 400 combat missions. It seems that O’Neill has a taste for the more high-profile and dangerous missions and was the lead jumper on the Maersk Alabama, the ship taken over by Somali pirates, whose rescue turned into the Oscar-winning film Captain Phillips.
Among his accolades he has two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars with Valor, a Joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit citations, and two Navy/Marine Corps Commendations with Valour.
He has been portrayed in various films including Zero Dark Thirty,Lone Survivor, and, as mentioned, Captain Phillips.