A lengthy and in-depth piece by the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Phil Bronstein —published in Esquire — details the story of the Navy SEAL who says he was the man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden. Speaking about the raid, he also shares his story about the rough transition into civilian life.
“The man who shot and killed Osama bin Laden sat in a wicker chair in my backyard, wondering how he was going to feed his wife and kids or pay for their medical care,” the piece, entitled” The Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden… Is Screwed,” opens — a glimpse into the picture painted throughout the article, in which he is referred to, simply, as the Shooter.
Despite his “deeply impressive” past, Bronstein writes that the Shooter’s future remains uncertain. “He’s taken monumental risks,” his father says. “But he’s unable to reap any reward.”