The SEAL Team Six unit is an elite amphibious unit that has been considered to be the best of the best. It is a special unit within the already elite Navy SEAL unit and is renowned for being sent into the most important missions ever. To be a man counted amongst their ranks is both an honor and responsibility. Robert O’Neill is a member of this elite brotherhood of warriors and also the man who is reported to have killed the infamous terrorist Osama Bin Laden. He took part in the famous Abbottad Raid where Osama Bin Laden’s compound was attacked and the terrorist leader was killed.
Now 6 years after the operation O’Neill is set to release a book on the operation and seeks to show the human side of the event. Titled “The Operator” the book will be published on April 25 by Scribner. It will cover O’Neill’s career as a Seal Team Six member which spans more than 400 missions, Included amongst these is the mission that helped rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrel in Afghanistan and Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali Pirates. It will also give intimate knowledge of the raid on Bin Laden’s compound and a fresh new take on the entire operation.
Robert O’Neill first reported his feat in 2014. He claimed that he was the SEAL who killed Bin Laden, and it has neither been confirmed nor denied by the United States Government. He was criticized for the claim, but O’Neill was adamant in his claim and in a statement through Scribner, he said that he wished to show the “human side” of the battles fought for the United States.
He also released one more statement on the men he served alongside with.
They are extraordinary people, but they are also normal and I was proud to serve with them. I also wanted to show that it is possible to do anything you want, no matter where you are from, as long as you work hard, avoid negativity and never quit.