Osama bin Laden

Ex-SEAL Robert O'Neill Says He Killed Osama bin Laden

"I killed him" - O'Neill, probably.


The Navy SEAL who fired the shot that killed Osama bin Laden is a highly decorated veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who agonized for months over whether to publicly reveal his role in one of the most storied commando operations in U.S. history.

Robert O'Neill, 38, a Montana native, was near the head of the column of U.S. soldiers that burst into bin Laden's Pakistan hideout on May 2, 2011.

In a recent interview, O'Neill confirmed to The Washington Post that he fired the fatal shot that struck bin Laden in the forehead. He also acknowledged that shots were fired by at least two other SEAL team members, including Mark Bissonnette, who famously described the raid in the book, "No Easy Day."