Navy Seal who shot bin Laden now has no job, pension, or healthcare and separated from his wife
But the Shooter will discover soon enough that when he leaves after sixteen years in the Navy, his body filled with scar tissue, arthritis, tendonitis, eye damage, and blown disks, here is what he gets from his employer and a grateful nation:Nothing. No pension, no health care, and no protection for himself or his family.
Man Who Killed Osama Bin Laden - Treatment of Veteran Who Shot bin Laden - Esquire
In fact, the couple is officially separated, a common occurrence in ST6. SEAL marriages can be perilous. Husbands and fathers have been mostly away from their families since 9/11. But the Shooter and his wife continue to share a house on very friendly, even loving terms, largely to save money."We're actually looking into changing my name," the wife says. "Changing the kids' names, taking my husband's name off the house, paying off our cars. Essentially deleting him from our lives, but for safety reasons. We still love each other."When the family asked about any kind of government protection should the Shooter's name come out, they were advised that they could go into a witness-protection-like program.Just as soon as the Department of Defense creates one."They [SEAL command] told me they could get me a job driving a beer truck in Milwaukee" under an assumed identity. Like Mafia snitches, they would not be able to contact their families or friends. "We'd lose everything."