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Navy SEAL Who Killed Bin Laden Throws Supports Behind Trump's Decision To Restore Eddie Gallagher's Rank

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The Navy SEAL who is credited with filling radical Islamic terrorist Osama bin Laden full of hot lead has thrown his support behind President Trump’s decision to restore the rank of Eddie Gallagher, a fellow SEAL, who received a demotion after posing for a photo with the corpse of an Iraqi civilian.

Robert O’Neil also went on the warpath against “whiny” Pentagon officials for criticizing Trump for getting involved in the Gallagher matter to begin with.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire:

“Everyone knows Gallagher will always be a SEAL… they’ll never be able to take that away from him,” O’Neill told The Washington Examiner. “It’s a special designation. SEALs go through the hardest training in the world … basically beating you up. It turns you into a special warrior.”

O’Neill also ripped the Navy for its “ridiculous” rules of engagement. “I’ve been saying it for a while now,” he said. “These current rules of engagement are going to get somebody killed.”

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Gallagher has been awarded two Bronze Stars with V for valor and also sports the highly prized Trident pin, which signifies his membership into the country’s most elite SEAL unit. Gallagher was upset about the Navy trying to take back the pin.

“This is all about ego and retaliation,” Gallagher told Fox News. “This has nothing to do with good order and discipline. They could have taken my Trident at any time they wanted.”

Trump has ordered that Gallagher be allowed to keep the Trident pin, thus allowing him to retire as a SEAL.

Gallagher was acquitted of murder involving the stabbing death of an ISIS militant captive, though he was convicted for the picture that was snapped of him posing with the corpse. He received his demotion after the conviction.

President Trump has since pardoned Gallagher.

“I think what I’m doing is sticking up for our armed forces. And there’s never been a president that’s going to stick up for them and has like I have,” Trump told the media on Monday. “I will stick up for the warriors.”

Along with pardoning Gallagher and restoring his rank, Trump also fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer last Friday after he publicly disagreed with the president getting involved.

Spencer said the following in a letter he penned following his being fired:

“I no longer share the same understanding with the Commander in Chief who appointed me, in regards to the key principles of good order and discipline. I hereby acknowledge my termination as United States Secretary of the Navy.”

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Gallagher is set to retire from active duty and will not participate in the review board over his conduct from 2017 while on deployment.

O’Neill went on to say of Gallagher, “He’s a great guy. He’s a poster image of what a SEAL should be. I’d go to war with him tomorrow.”

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