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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden...Is Screwed

new Esquire article

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For the first time, the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden tells his story — speaking not just about the raid and the three shots that changed history, but about the personal aftermath for himself and his family. And the startling failure of the United States government to help its most experienced and skilled warriors carry on with their lives.



SenorTiger9
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Choctaw
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TheDiesel
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I read no easy day and the shooter was never identified. I wonder why he is going public? It puts a large target on his back from extremist.


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There is commerce attached to the mission, and people are capitalizing. Just not the triggerman. While others collect, he is cautious and careful not to dishonor anyone. His manners come at his own expense.

Damn


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Winkface
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Only on page 2 and this is a heavy article.

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But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:

Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.

Since Abbottabad, he has trained his children to hide in their bathtub at the first sign of a problem as the safest, most fortified place in their house. His wife is familiar enough with the shotgun on their armoire to use it. She knows to sit on the bed, the weapon's butt braced against the wall, and precisely what angle to shoot out through the bedroom door, if necessary. A knife is also on the dresser should she need a backup.

Then there is the "bolt" bag of clothes, food, and other provisions for the family meant to last them two weeks in hiding.

"Personally," his wife told me recently, "I feel more threatened by a potential retaliatory terror attack on our community than I did eight years ago," when her husband joined ST6.




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Hammertime
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Pretty damn good read. Thanks OP and thanks Esquire To men of ST6, not the feds for abandoning them
This post was edited on 2/11 at 10:36 am


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theunknownknight
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Killing Bin Laden didnt really change history...he still took down the towers


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TheCaterpillar
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"No one who fights for this country overseas should ever have to fight for a job," Barack Obama said last Veterans' Day, "or a roof over their head, or the care that they have earned when they come home."

But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:

Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.



WHAT

THE

frick


Go public man. They are fricking you over. Go public unless they give you a job.


theunknownknight
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:nB4anOTBallerClaimsHeKilledBinLadin:


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Hammertime
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Go public man. They are fricking you over. Go public unless they give you a job.
Some people prefer to be a man about it and not bitch and moan. Sure he is getting screwed, but it is his job to pull himself out of it. Just has to find the right way and hadn't at the time of the article


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Bengalbadguy
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Great read.


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Rickety Cricket
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Flying in, we were all just sort of in our own world. My biggest concern was having to piss really bad and then having to get off in a fight needing to pee. We actually had these things made for us, like a combination collapsible dog bowl and diaper. I still have mine; I never used it. I used one of my water bottles instead. I forgot until later that when I shot bin Laden in the face, I had a bottle of piss in my pocket.

I would have pissed my pants rather than trying to fight with a full bladder.



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Jcorye1
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Go public man. They are fricking you over. Go public unless they give you a job.



Tough to give a job/pension to someone who isn't supposed to exist.


SlowFlowPro
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why don't they get any benefits ? b/c they're spec ops?


Womski
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He has 16 years in.

Why not just do 4 more years and get retirement, pension, and insurance.

Problem solved.


CajunAlum Tiger Fan
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Tough to give a job/pension to someone who isn't supposed to exist.


What are you talking about?


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SlowFlowPro
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ah ok. it's fricked up that they can't just work them into some cush job for 4 years as a transition phase


rickgrimes
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Mitch Rapp would never seek publicity like this. Just saying.


The Sad Banana
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Maybe he can't go back to the service because of exposure or rules or orders. I find it hard to believe (not on his end, but on the Government's end) that this guy and people like him aren't taken care of. It's absurd.


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