The identity of the 6-member Navy SEAL team who were instrumental in the killing of Osama Bin Laden in 2011 has so far remained shrouded in mystery, but that's about to change. Meet Robert O'Neill - a former Navy SEAL - who shot and killed Bin Laden.
O'Neill's identity has been revealed prior to a much-anticipated interview on Fox News, which is scheduled to air later this month. Fox News will air the exclusive documentary entitled "The Man Who Killed Usama Bin Laden" on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12.
O'Neill, or "The Shooter" as he has been known, is anticipated to discuss his part in the significant raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Bin Laden on May 1, 2011, at his hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
38-year-old O'Neill's identity was divulged by British publication The Daily Mail, as well as SOFREP.com (a community blog on special operations).
The former Navy SEAL's father, Tom O'Neill, has confirmed that his son was the one who shot and killed Bin Laden.
"People are asking if we are worried that ISIS will come and get us because Rob is going public. I say I'll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us," revealed Tom O'Neill to The Daily Mail.
Robert O'Neill's decision to speak out on the incident has drawn severe criticism from leaders at the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, blaming him for going against the "SEAL ethos" as per the ethos they do not "advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions."
O'Neill was reportedly pushed to speak out when he lost his military benefits after leaving the SEAL's post 16 years of service instead of 20 years.
Rob O'Neill, however, is not the only member of the "SEAL Team 6" to be identified. In 2012, one of the veterans - Matt Bissonnette - authored a bestseller on the historic Geronimo mission under the pseudonym Mark Owen. Bissonnette is allegedly under investigation by the federal government.
Fox News will air the exclusive two-part hour-long documentary featuring O'Neill on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 at 10PM ET.