NAVY SEAL Who Shot Osama Bin Laden: “There’s Nothing Like Seeing A Grown Terrorist Tough Guy Sh*t His Pants”

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12 years ago today may have been the last time this country was truly united.

It was one of those moments where if you’re old enough, you’ll always remember where you were.

I remember sitting at my favorite bar (yeah, so what it was a Sunday) with a friend, when we saw the announcement come on the TV that then-President Barack Obama would be holding a late-night news conference.

Obviously we knew something big was going on, so we immediately turn to Twitter, where rumor began to spread that the United States had killed Osama Bin Laden.

And as we finally got confirmation, the entire bar began celebrating. There were shots, high-fives, and Toby Keith’s “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue” played more than once on the TouchTunes that night.

It was an incredible moment in our nation’s history, with celebrations across the country pouring out into the streets as the world’s most wanted man was finally brought to justice nearly 10 years after the horrific attacks of 9/11.

And as the days and weeks passed, we finally learned more about the operation – and the heroes – that took down Osama Bin Laden.

The NAVY SEAL who took out the terrorist was revealed to be Rob O’Neill, a 15-year veteran and member of the highly-specialized SEAL Team Six.

Over the years, O’Neill has given several accounts of the night he killed Bin Laden:

“In the bedroom was Osama Bin Laden, a matter of feet in front of me.

And he had his hands on his wife’s shoulders. He was not surrendering. He was sort of moving, and just based on the level of threat of him not surrendering and the likelihood of him having a vest, I engaged him.

I shot him twice in the head. He fell in the floor. I shot him one more time and I killed him.”

And in an interview last year, O’Neill describes how it feels to wake up a terrorist in the middle of the night in a war zone:

“That was actually the most fun of war for me, was walking up on a terrorist and putting a finger on his lips and waking him up to his worst nightmare. 

There’s nothing like seeing a grown terrorist tough guy shit his pants. It’s amazing.”

God bless the badass men and women of our military.

And because it’s the anniversary of one of the best days in recent American history, let’s run this one back:

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock