As I read the headlines from the Mail... The words the SEAL who killed Osama Bin Laden radioed home - and why no-one will ever know his identity Yet in the New Yorker Nic Schmindle states that. The commander of DEVGRUs Red Squadron, whom I will call James, sat on the floor, squeezed among ten other SEALs, Ahmed, and Cairo. (The names of all the covert operators mentioned in this story have been changed.) James, a broad-chested man in his late thirties, does not have the lithe swimmers frame that one might expect of a SEALhe is built more like a discus thrower. That night, he wore a shirt and trousers in Desert Digital Camouflage, and carried a silenced Sig Sauer P226 pistol, along with extra ammunition; a CamelBak, for hydration; and gel shots, for endurance. He held a short-barrel, silenced M4 rifle. (Others SEALs had chosen the Heckler & Koch MP7.) Read more The Mission to Get Osama Bin Laden : The New Yorker A second SEAL stepped into the room and trained the infrared laser of his M4 on bin Ladens chest. The Al Qaeda chief, who was wearing a tan shalwar kameez and a prayer cap on his head, froze; he was unarmed. There was never any question of detaining or capturing himit wasnt a split-second decision. No one wanted detainees, the special-operations officer told me. (The Administration maintains that had bin Laden immediately surrendered he could have been taken alive.) Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Ladens life. The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye. On his radio, he reported, For God and countryGeronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo. After a pause, he added, Geronimo E.K.I.A.enemy killed in action. Read more The Mission to Get Osama Bin Laden : The New Yorker So Im guessing that Jimbo might have been the shooter. Not 100 percent sure though. The Mail a paper that some people who can,t seem to find stuff out work for , sometimes , sort of.