Details regarding the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 surfaced when Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette published his military memoir, “No Easy Day,” under the pen name, Mark Owen.
In the book, Bissonnette details his participation in the mission that killed bin Laden. Three years later, former Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill said in an interview with The Washington Post that he was the one who fired the final shot that killed Bin Laden.
According to the Washington Post article: O’Neill confirmed to The Washington Post that he was the unnamed SEAL who was first to tumble through the doorway of bin Laden’s bedroom that night, taking aim at the terrorist leader as he stood in darkness behind his youngest wife. In an account later confirmed by two other SEALs, the Montana native described firing the round that hit bin Laden squarely in the forehead, killing him instantly.
More than three years after the events, O’Neill agreed to publicly discuss his role for the first time, describing in unprecedented detail the mission to capture or kill the man behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.
Both Bissonette and O’Neill have received criticism from the Navy SEALs for making private information public. You can read the letter in response to their statements here: http://sofrep.com/37850/bin-ladens-shooter-identified-rob-oneill/