Skip to comments.The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed
Posted on 02/11/2013 6:41:48 PM PST by NittanyLion
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at esquire.com ...
It struck me as odd, too. Anyone on FR who served with him?
Well regardless of how factual this is, I did enjoy some of the anecdotes...
I think he should have kept his mouth shut and left the ink in the pen
1. Why didn’t he stay for 20 and qualify for retirement annuity and other benefits?
2. Are some or all of his health problems service related, such as to qualify him for a special class of separation from service with ongoing medical treatment?
3. Can’t he get medical treatment from the VA?
Not to disparage his remarkable achievements in any sense, but his words convey a flavor of immaturity, which is not incompatible with near reckless bravery.
I couldn’t pick out why the Shooter left the Navy at 16 years. Did he fail promotion several times? It’s hard for to me to imagine why a service member would leave just one reenlistment short of 20 years and retirement. I don’t want to sound unsympathetic but he knew the routine. I think it’s neat that he shot Bin Laden but so what? A lot of us have killed people for our country and then we carried on with our careers and then on to our next challenges. He needs to do the same as the rest of us.
I find it hard to believe that a man of his stature and character would have a problem getting a job. This article wreaks of BS. West Point=job. Navy Seal=job. Any company run by decent capitalists want honest, character filled servicemen. ESPECIALLY ones that have been through the riggers of the Seals, Army Rangers or Green Berets.
I believe that his medical issues have not yet reached a point where they will give him full disability. My suspicion, if we discover the whole case....is that he has been through the physical....has ailments...they want to medically discharge him...but they won’t pay 100 percent on disability (my humble guess is that he’s getting in the thirty percent range).
I will add this. If you go and find a hundred Army and Marine personnel who’ve deployed four times or more...almost all will get some disability payment upon their 20th year and they leave the service. Most will get in the ten to thirty percent range. Some will get fifty percent. Maybe a handful will get the 100 percent deal.
I’m amazed at the number of folks getting it for sleep issues these days. That’s generally worth ten to twenty percent of disability.
If you don’t report any problems before you sign your papers, then no problems exist. He should have stayed for 20 instead of whining. I only did eight and I found a job with health insurance when I got out. That is all.
It’s about time that somebody, much more talented than me, put out a parody of the “The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden’.
Esquire sank to Rolling Stone level years ago.
Among the many reasons to doubt this entire piece....which I do.
This doesn’t sound right. I’m wondering if Esquire wasn’t hoaxed.
That would be a NO. This part of the on going attempt to make Vets into victims.
Because we’re all victims you know. And it goes without saying its all George Bush’s fault.
Esquire article wrongly claims SEAL who killed bin Laden is denied healthcare
It's hard for me to imagine also. Later in the article it's alluded to that he left because he was enjoying killing a bit too much and/or he didn't want to go through all this only to be killed now. But it wasn't very clear and is a little hard to understand.
Yeah, I tend to agree. Although I must admit that I enjoyed the little anecdotes...
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