Over the past few days I’ve been seeing a lot of news articles about the now-retired NAVY SEAL who was a part of the legendary SEAL Team 6 who shot Bin Laden, more specifically the actual guy who was there and pulled the trigger. His name and identity are still a secret to the public to keep his family and himself safe, which seems like a good idea, but “the shooter” has been in the news a lot thanks to this piece in Esquire. There is actually some interesting tidbits relating to the gaming world in it, as he has had difficulty finding a job since retiring early and being refused a pension by the government thanks to that, including trying to be a game consultant.
Apparently the uncle of “the shooter” reached out to Danger Close and EA about Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a game that was being built under the premise of “accuracy” by using many military consultants, most of them still active. Apparently they claimed that they had “enough” consultants and that most of them were still active, which “the shooter” was not, at the time. The irony is that there was a lot of backlash for the active members of SEAL Team 6 at the time for spilling details about themselves while still on active duty to a game company. You’d think that a retired NAVY SEAL and one that actually pulled the trigger would have some good stories to tell, wouldn’t you?