Monday, February 11, 2013

So much for gratitude

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

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.

The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care.
It was a mild spring day, April 2012, and our small group, including a few of his friends and family, was shielded from the sun by the patchwork shadows of maple trees. But the Shooter was sweating as he talked about his uncertain future, his plans to leave the Navy and SEAL Team 6.


It could be worse, son - you could be dead and I ain't talking at the hands of muslims.


GeorgeD said...

I suspect that this guy thought that he would make big bucks by selling his story, and probably thought that he could be hired by a defense contractor.

Well, in the real world the story has already been told; and, the defense contractors are cutting back as the military pulls back.

Damn, I hate whiners. The boy has 90 days in which to reenlist and go for a legitimate retirement.

GeorgeD (retired SF)

Bootmaker said...

Ive been reading lately about how all these guys have been meeting with 'accidents'. maybe he figures retirement is better than ending up as a redshirt.

cato said...

No disrespect intended, when I was in VN I had combat leadership skills and a tremendous responsibilities as a Sergeant of Marines. When I left the Marine Corps at age 22 my skills did not equate to civilian life. Not much call for killing people and blowing stuff up, legally.

No one was there to help me make the trasition and the civilian poplulation couldn't possibly relate to what I and others endured. At that time many were anti-Viet Vet.

I worked on farms, fertiler companies, factory work, janitor work,scraped houses and painted them, mowed lawns, whatever it took to feed my family and attend school with the GI Bill.

Hey, in reality it ain't easy, it's not smooth and few people really give a shit what you did or where you did it.

The tenacity and abilities used to make this SEAL one of this nation's finest warriors will carry him through...........if anyone comes forward to help or not.

This isn't the end of the road, it is a new beginning that many 100s of thousands of veterans have traveled.

Get your shit together and take care of yourself and your family.....that's all that's important.

Anonymous said...

Well , what did he expect ? . What with Comrade Obama wearing it on his sleeve that " I got Bin Laden " . The man who actually had the ball's to squeeze the trigger is ' in the way ' . And yeah you got that right , thank God your still alive fella, disappear asap. Oscar O.