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The Man Who Killed Osama bin Laden... Is Screwed

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by joseephuss, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...he got tired of not being sure if he would see his kids again.

    It looks like that was one of the more emotional parts of the article for him.

    Given what happened to friends of his after UBL mission he may have called it right.

    It was probably the right decision for him.
  2. Warick

    Warick Member

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    I was talking with a friend last night about him leaving early. Sure, he was 4 years away from retirement, and that may not seem like a long time to many, but for what these guys do, and go through, that's an eternity. I'm guessing he left early due to health, and his family.

    Honestly, I think those who serve in special forces should be eligible for benefits sooner than 20 years. They've earned it.
  3. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    I don't think anyone should get special or preferential treatment, special forces or not. Everyone, including special forces abide by military rules and guidelines for benefits. Unless you received medical discharge, they know that if you don't serve 20 they won't get much benefits.

    He left the Navy after 16 years and as a 16 year vet, he knew he wasn't going to get much of benefits.
  4. burmafrd

    burmafrd Well-Known Member

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    The point being that they see a LOT more combat then anyone else in the Armed Forces do. by a long shot.
  5. 03EBZ06

    03EBZ06 Need2Speed

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    They knew what SEAL team is all about, they knew they will be getting into much more combat actions then regular Navy, nobody twisted their arms to join the SEAL team.

    I do appreciate their bravery but if a group is given special treatment upon leaving the service before completion of 20 years of service, then all Special Forces should be as well, not just SEAL team and those special circumstances should be added in the Military Rules and Guidelines concerning benefits, but as of now it isn't and all military personnel must abide by currents benefit guidelines.
  6. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    Firefighters, Policemen and Air Traffic Controllers can retire with 20 years of service. It's a hard job...but, rules are rules.

    I wish him good luck...
  7. Romo 2 Austin

    Romo 2 Austin Draft Zone Supporter

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    He was four years from receiving all those things he is mad about not receiving.

    While sad it is not anyone's fault, he was not forced into retirement. He choose it.
  8. Stryker44

    Stryker44 Active Member

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    He should be getting a cut of the proceeds from Zero Dark Thirty. I just wonder what percentage it is that he's getting.

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