The Navy SEAL who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden during a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, in 2011 has signed a book deal and will have a memoir coming out this spring, the AP reports.
“Scribner told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Robert O’Neill’s ‘The Operator’ will be published April 25,” the story reports. “According to Scribner, O’Neill’s book will ‘vividly recount’ a career that included some 400 missions, notably the May 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. O’Neill also was on the missions that helped rescue Capt. Richard Phillips from Somali pirates and SEAL Marcus Luttrell from Afghanistan.”
O’Neill said in a statement that he wanted to show “the human side” of the missions he has been a part of.
“They are extraordinary people, but they are also normal and I was proud to serve with them,” he said in the statement. “I also wanted to show that it is possible to do anything you want, no matter where you are from, as long as you work hard, avoid negativity and never quit.”