1 hr 9 min

An Interview with Robert O'Neill, the Man Who Shot Bin Laden American Snippets

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Robert O’Neill is one of the most decorated combat veterans of our generation. He is a former Navy SEAL, speaker, and the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, "The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden" and "My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior"

The death of Osama bin Laden is one of the most talked about events after 9/11. There is a movie about that night, and it’s talked about in schools today.

It’s easy to remember the headlines and celebrate a historic victory. But while that night ended one chapter of history, it also changed the life of Rob O'Neill, the man who fired those three shots that were heard around the world.

Robert O’Neill is the boy from Butte, Montana, who couldn’t swim.
Few people thought he had any shot at being accepted into BUDS – Rob included. But there’s something about a person who is willing to push himself beyond any limits he once believed he could endure. That person cannot be dissuaded from any goal. That person will take the pain and channel it into a purpose that will get him through one moment, into the next, and then do it all over again.

Rob O’Neill is one such person.

Robert O’Neill is one of the most decorated combat veterans of our generation. He is a former Navy SEAL, speaker, and the author of The New York Times best-selling memoir, "The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden" and "My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior"

The death of Osama bin Laden is one of the most talked about events after 9/11. There is a movie about that night, and it’s talked about in schools today.

It’s easy to remember the headlines and celebrate a historic victory. But while that night ended one chapter of history, it also changed the life of Rob O'Neill, the man who fired those three shots that were heard around the world.

Robert O’Neill is the boy from Butte, Montana, who couldn’t swim.
Few people thought he had any shot at being accepted into BUDS – Rob included. But there’s something about a person who is willing to push himself beyond any limits he once believed he could endure. That person cannot be dissuaded from any goal. That person will take the pain and channel it into a purpose that will get him through one moment, into the next, and then do it all over again.

Rob O’Neill is one such person.

1 hr 9 min

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