You’ve all read that “the Shooter” who got bin Laden has been left out in regards to his medical benefits, but mostly because he didn’t do his research before he left the military. Well our friends at SOFREP say he wasn’t the shooter, either;
One story coming out of Joint Special Operations Command is that the Esquire “shooter” isn’t the shooter after all. To be clear, he wasn’t the point man that put the well placed rounds into UBL’s head that ended the terrorist leaders life. Sure he was there, and deserves credit but he wasn’t the man who shot UBL, and ended his life. And this is an important fact that must be clarified.
The actual shooter at Naval Special Warfare Development Group (NSW DEVGRU or SEAL TEAM 6) has continued to maintain his professional integrity and has not come forward with the story, and most likely never will. Looks like Esquire and Bronstein are the ones who are really screwed, not their interviewee; our sources say he’s off cashing large checks from unsuspecting donors who bought the Esquire pity piece.
The story continues that “the Shooter” was advised to keep his trap shut while he was still on duty, he was also asked to continue his service – obviously, things he didn’t take into consideration before interviewing with Phil Bronstein and Esquire.
Now I wasn’t there and I don’t know, I’m just repeating stuff here. When I talked to Don Shipley, he said that it was likely “the Shooter” was the guy, but no one who wasn’t there knows for sure, so…make up your own mind given all of the noise.