Navy SEALS are considered silent heroes because they keep all missions top-secret. SEALs jeopardized their life to keep Americans and our United States of America safe. And, on some high risk missions they know it could possibly be a one way trip. Missions of stealthfully going into countries without permission are putting their lives in harm’s way.
I don’t know how former SEAL Robert (Rob) O’Neill actions of speaking out survived being accepted or condone by his SEAL friends. However, he felt it was the right choice for him to make. He is the SEAL who Killed Osama Bin Laden by his version. There are others that claim the same deed.
Rob was a leader, a SEAL, a trained warrior of action and he has the medals to prove it. He has 52 decorations: two Silver Stars, four Bronze Stars with Valor, a joint Service Commendation Medal with Valor, three Presidential Unit citations, and two Navy/Marine Corps Commendations with Valor.
Rob O’Neill met and spoke to some families who lost love ones in the horrendous September 11, 2001; America’s greatest heartbreak. And, for other countries who had love ones working in the ‘Twin Towers.
Rob stated, the hardest part of being a Navy SEAL was kissing his young daughter goodbye before he left on a mission; because it could be the last kiss.
He was a SEAL for 17 years serving his country and protecting our homeland. He began to feel complacent about being shot at and this is when he decided to leave the Navy. Rob was given an honorable discharge, but lost his pension.
He helped start a charity for veterans who are in transition from the military to civilian life. He did this because of the trials he experienced in his transition from the Navy.
The name of the charity is: Your Grateful Nation Org.; which helps veterans who served this nation to keep Americans and Our Homeland safe.
There is a lot of controversy about a former SEAL telling anything while he served and after retirement/discharge from the Navy. A Code of Silence is their bond: “not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my action."
However, didn’t the Navy break the ‘Code of Silence’ with their participation and collaboration with Hollywood producers in the film ‘Act of Valor’ (2012)?
Then, the Navy cannot point a finger at Robert O’Neill because three fingers are pointing back at them: 1.) *Starring Quote: active duty U.S. Navy SEALS and U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman: Unquote. 2.) In my research I found the Navy actually used this film as a training tool. 3.) Did the Navy break the ‘Code of Silence’ first?
Therefore, it could be said the Navy is gagging at a Gnat (an infinitesimal insect) and swallowing a camel. And, since I am not in the Navy, but my father was---and I honor and respect this branch of military as well as the all others.
However, I do not like it when a veteran SEAL is spoken about in a negative way. Anyone, who does not or does agree with what Robert O’Neill is doing---please leave a comment. I appreciate it.
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