Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 00:02
View the story "Navy Seal Who Shot Bin Laden Left Without Benefits Or Pension" on Storify] Navy Seal Who Shot Bin Laden Left Without Benefits Or Pension The Navy Seal known only as "The Shooter" has come forward in an anonymous interview with Esquire to tell the story of horrors experienced first in the war and now in civilian life.
· Tue, Feb 12 2013 21:33:01
In the long and detailed interview, The Shooter described his distress over the fact that even after serving in the Navy Seals for 16 years, his retirement would bring him nothing but poverty and concerns for his family.
According to the article in Esquire, The Shooter was 36 months under the 20-year requirement for retirement benefits, and is now left with nothing to show for his years of service to America, but the struggle to feed and provide healthcare for his family. His attempts at finding other work has been hindered, since he cannot reveal his greatest accomplishments with the Seal 6 Team due to the classified nature of his assignments.
The Navy released a statement concerning the allegations: "We have no information to corroborate these new assertions. We take seriously the safety and security of our people, as well as our responsibility to assist sailors making a transition to civilian life. Without more information about this particular case, it would be difficult to determine the degree to which our transition programs succeeded."
For the full article, visit: http://www.esquire.com/features/man-who-shot-osama-bin-laden-0313
For more information on the situation, visit: http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/us/esquire-navy-seal/