Bin Laden shooter left high and dry by US military?
Reaction to story of SEAL Team 6 member
- Duration 4:20
- Date Feb 12, 2013
Reaction to story of SEAL Team 6 member
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Stunning new details about the raid that killed the world's most dangerous terrorist.
In an interview with Esquire Magazine -- a seal team six members simply -- the shooter.
Says he fired the fatal shot and Osama bin Laden now says the navy has left them high and dry after sixteen years of service.
And -- -- mental and physical struggles he's had since leaving the military Chad Williams is a former navy seal and author of seal of god.
She has my -- now -- -- Los Angeles good morning to you and thank you for recombinant today we lean on guys like you to give us an inside knowledge and I appreciate that.
This is thinking this is what the shooter said the Phil Brownstein of Esquire Magazine upon killing bin Laden.
I shot him two times in the forehead Bap -- The second time as he's going down.
He crumbled under the floor in front of his bed and I hit him again back same place he was dead.
I watched him take his last breaths just a reflex.
This interview occurred in September.
What do you think about -- talking now.
Well I think it's important to share the story that truth what had happened and a lot of people out there they might be thinking.
You know why would they take out that -- why would they kill him why not try to take him alive there wasn't say a weapon in his hand but.
There's always the concern this man could have suicide vest on.
Ready to go they could blow up the building and at any moment so it's important.
Take him out as soon as possible before he potentially takes the lives of everyone.
Inside of that building.
You know Chad I find two stunning.
Items in this article and it's long and it's a town on the Bronson did a great job frankly.
One is how he details the actual killing and the other is the life this man has left with that.
His wife said this in the article I feel there is no support meaning from the military.
Not just for my family but for other families in the community.
I honestly have nobody I can go to -- talked to nor do I feel my husband has gotten much for what he's accomplished in his.
-- What do we do understand about that.
Well -- -- like he could show up to some job interview and say look you know here I am the shooter.
The guy that would put a target on his back right away when you're short of doing a -- -- twenty years in the military.
You don't really have retirement.
I fell into this same shoes were seen as I was out of the military.
That's kind of it I don't have any health care for a while my wife and I we're living.
On the edge.
And you just have to somehow cope with that I'm very close friend of mine.
By the name is Scott held -- stand.
Who had a very similar situation.
He was no ordinary navy seal if there ever were such -- thing.
Youngest man to ever make it there's still trading at seventeen years old world champion -- athlete he's got the record time on the obstacle course.
And when he had gotten out of the military he's struggling to provide and care for Stanley.
And ultimately finds itself in a situation.
Where he tells me you know junior I've got this opportunity to go overseas and you know who knows perhaps make a difference and provide for my household the way that I need to -- -- be a couple months long.
You know the next time that I've solved my friend my mentor this man that was like a second father to me.
-- was on television it was video footage of his body being mutilated in the streets of -- Iraq.
As they're chanting.
You know Fallujah is a graveyard of Americans beating on his body was the rods and hitting them upside down Euphrates river bridge.
And torturing his body.
This is just kind of the desperate situation -- Scott found himself and I believe that he didn't die ultimately in -- He was a sacrifice for the sake of freedom.
And -- soldiers today that are a living sacrifice.
For the sake of freedom and this is just kind of issues that they find themselves in.
-- -- mental -- my best to you and your wife and the struggles you're going through.
I know you find this outrageous but it happens so much to so many Navy SEALs.
And my regards you know you lose your -- -- and -- on that bridge in Fallujah.
Watch -- we're gonna continue to -- to -- about this okay we'll bring you back soon because issues like these are not going away.
Chad Williams thank you.