Who Shot Osama bin Laden?
After the news came that U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, some are wondering about the identity of the brave man who actually shot the terrorist leader. INSIDE EDITION reports.
It's the question the whole world is asking: Who shot bin Laden?
It is known he belongs to the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6, but his real identity is being kept top secret.
Now we're learning more about the highly trained warrior he is from former Navy SEALs themselves.
"Keep in mind that this warrior was probably someone who's been involved in this fight for nine and a half years," says Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL officer and author of the book The Heart and the Fist. "His training would have been so good, that in the moment he would know that he could rely on all of his training no matter what was happening around him."
"You'd be really surprised to see what SEALs are like in their off hours," former Navy SEAL Melchior Baltazar tells INSIDE EDITION. He says the hero who killed bin Laden is probably not who you'd expect him to be.
"They're not some superhuman robot that people wind up and send out on these missions, they are fathers, they're brothers, they're sons," Baltazar says.
Today's Washington Post asks: "Who pulled the trigger on bin Laden?"
The newspaper speculates he's between 26 and 33, probably a former high school or college athlete, and a "positive thinker" who "flunked vacation and flunked relaxing."
He may even have a beard, says Baltazar. "You abide by a relaxed dress code so you get to grow your hair a little bit longer, and you get to grow your facial hair a little bit longer."
Most of all, the Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden is proud of what he and his team accomplished, even though his name may never be known.
"He will know that he was the person who ended nine and a half years of waiting for American justice," says Greitens.
Along with bin Laden's body, the SEALs team left the compound with a vast amount of intelligence, including hard drives from bin Laden's computers.
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