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Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden
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Veteran charities rush to support US
Navy Seal who killed Bin Laden

Sunday Express [UK], by Mike Parker

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/17/2013 12:17:55 PM

The US Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden has been hung out to dry by military chiefs, veteran charities say. The veteran, identified only as The Shooter in a US magazine interview, is now broke, jobless and in failing health since leaving the crack outfit. He claims his health care benefits were cut off the moment he left the crack Seal Team Six last year. Now veterans charities have pledged to do all they can to support him. Unlike other former military personnel who find security work, he never wants to handle a gun professionally again because of

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Typical of this administration.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: youngtexan, 2/17/2013 12:30:15 PM     (No. 9181621)

Yeah and the UK is the one that´s reporting this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Coy860, 2/17/2013 12:35:12 PM     (No. 9181630)

Actually, this is typical of how our Veterans are treated.
Sounds to me like his injuries are service-connected, and he should be filing claims for disability. I can´t believe this information was not provided to him.
File today and get on the list, and with luck, in 5 or 6 years the VA will get around to your case, deny it out of hand, so that you can then file appeals and after another 2 years, get an answer from the VA.
The clock starts ticking when a claim is filed, so 5 - 6 years later if you are lucky enough to be granted disability, the back pay is from the initial date of filing.
Good luck and God bless.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Linder, 2/17/2013 12:44:29 PM     (No. 9181648)

I´m sure the CIC will right this wrong when he gets back from vacation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 2/17/2013 12:56:53 PM     (No. 9181658)

Somehow this just won´t pass the smell test with me. You DO NOT "retire" from the US Military with 16 years in unless it is medical in nature. If it was medical, there is a pension and probably Tricare for his family health care. If he got out after 16 years he did so knowing full well there was NOTHING owed him or due him unless he had some unused leave to sell back. So, I´ll wait for his book to be published......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2013 1:02:10 PM     (No. 9181666)

I am sure #3´s comment was TIC.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: happywarrior, 2/17/2013 1:08:27 PM     (No. 9181672)

20 years is the rule and has been forever and he knows that, everybody in the military does. You can´t get out before then and cry foul that they aren´t giving you your pension and benefits.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/17/2013 1:24:18 PM     (No. 9181695)

Did I miss something? Nowhere did I see anything about the shooter "retiring" onther than here. He left the military after 16 years, he didn´t say he retired although it sure sounds like he qualified for a medical retirement......With Benefits.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Moonspinner, 2/17/2013 1:48:37 PM     (No. 9181731)

Wasn´t this story proved to be FALSE recently.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JAN, 2/17/2013 3:35:18 PM     (No. 9181836)

Been exposed for having misrepresented his situation.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: get er done, 2/17/2013 4:47:41 PM     (No. 9181927)

No military man with sixteen years of distinguished and honorable service would leave the military for no reason. This man had serious medical issues worthy of a medical retirement/dicharge. Furthermore, if his identity was revealed, he and his family would be in grave danger.

One has to wonder if this man was offered a "medical retirement" and then left the military to learn that what he was offered was not true.

The Obama administration does not treat our military well. Recall how General McChrystal was treated, and others who are rumored to have been relieved of command upon refusing to give orders to fire on American citizens, or relieved of command when they objected to not helping those who needed help in Benghazi.





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Reply 11 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 2/17/2013 5:39:16 PM     (No. 9181987)

Just another attempt to destroy Seals
since Obie killed laden? If so maybe they need to form a new and silent band of brothers which of course scares the Won´s minions and their boss into diapers.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/17/2013 6:26:40 PM     (No. 9182046)

This story looks bogus to me. This USN SEAL, whoever he is, is entitled to the same VA benefits as any other service member who would allow his enlistment to lapse after 16 years of service. Everybody in the US Armed Forces knows that it takes 20 years on active duty to qualify for a permanent pension. Anyway it looks like this guy could claim all sorts of service connected disabilities to get a medical discharge and the many benefits that derive therefrom.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/17/2013 6:40:24 PM     (No. 9182066)

FTA:

A spokesman for Veterans Association of America, which provides medical care for ex-military personnel, said: “We believe he was misinformed about the benefits that might be available to him and are looking into his case.


Like every combat veteran, he should be eligible for up to five years of free health care through the Department of Veterans Affairs. He should have been told this but he wasn’t. This man would have received a medal and become a household name under other circumstances.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: tipover, 2/18/2013 4:10:35 AM     (No. 9182374)

Less than 20 years, no retirement unless it is a medical discharge. Period. And any 16 year veteran knows this, let alone a veteran of SOF forces. This whole thing does not pass the smell test to any that have been active duty, National Guard or Reserve in any branch of service.

I suspect that he had some personal problems w/r to his assignment or command and just bailed with minimum of normal out-processing. The rest would follow from that.

Note: At discharge the veteran is instructed to contact his local VA for evaluation (post discharge exam). The 5 year thing is relatively new (since 2001?).

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