Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden is 'thrown off plane for being drunk and yelling at flight attendant'
- Rob O'Neill boarded the plane bound for Dallas, at Nashville Airport, in Tennessee, on Sunday
- Witnesses say he was very drunk and shouted a vile slur at a flight attendant
- He reportedly passed out and when he awoke was told to get off the plane
- When he allegedly became belligerent, cops were called to escort him off
- A representative for O’Neill told DailyMail.com: ‘Rob believes he was treated fairly by both American Airlines and local authorities'
- O'Neill had just recently returned from giving a speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland
- The former Navy SEAL was part of SEAL Team Six, which stormed Osama bin Laden's secret Pakistan compound on May 2011, killing the Al Qaeda leader
- He also took part in the headline-making mission to rescue the crew of the Mearsk Alabama, after they were taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009
- Last summer, O'Neil, 41, married 27-year-old Halpin in a lavish wedding on Cape Cod attended by the likes of Kid Rock, a close friend of the former SEAL
The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden has reportedly been thrown off an American Airlines flight for being too drunk to fly.
Rob O'Neill and his new wife Jessica boarded the plane bound for Dallas, at Nashville Airport, in Tennessee, on Sunday.
But witnesses aboard say the military hero was noticeably drunk and began yelling vile slurs at a flight attendant before passing out, TMZ reports.
Rob O'Neill boarded the plane bound for Dallas, at Nashville Airport, in Tennessee, on Sunday (pictured on another flight in a photo posted to his Instagram page on February 9)
O'Neill had just recently returned from giving a speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland
When O'Neill woke up again, he was informed he was too drunk to fly and was ordered off the plane.
But he allegedly became belligerent and staff were forced to call the police.
An American Airlines representative confirmed they called the police yesterday over a drunken passenger.
A police report, obtained by DailyMail.com, shows that O'Neill was not arrested and that the airline offered to book him on a flight to Dallas the following day.
However, the former SEAL declined, and he and his wife got a taxi back into Nashville.
The police report states that both Rob and Jessica smelt of alcohol but that they were calm and cooperative by the time the officer caught up with them by the luggage carousel in the airport. The report also stated that there was an active warrant out for O'Neill but that it was in-state for Texas only.
A representative for Rob O’Neill told DailyMail.com: ‘Rob believes he was treated fairly by both American Airlines and local authorities and that this really is a non-story.’
Newlywed O'Neill had just recently returned from giving a speech at CPAC 2018 in Maryland.
O'Neill (right) was part of the SEAL team that raided Bin Laden's (left) Pakistan compound in 2012. O'Neill fired the fatal shots because he was one of the first into the room
O'Neill was deployed on more than a dozen tours of duty in active combat, in four different war zones, including Iraq and Afghanistan
O'Neill was part of SEAL Team Six, which stormed Osama bin Laden's secret Pakistan compound on May 2011. He fired the fatal shots that killed the Al Qaeda leader.
Rob O'Neill boarded the plane bound for Dallas, at Nashville Airport, in Tennessee, on Sunday
He also took part in the headline-making mission to rescue the crew of the Mearsk Alabama, after they were taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009. The incident was profiled in the Tom Hanks film Captain Phillips.
The 16-year veteran of the elite squadron left the military in 2012, four years shy of retirement, voiding his right to a pension.
He was deployed on more than a dozen tours of duty in active combat, in four different warzones, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
O'Neill was decorated 52 times for his service, leaving as senior chief petty officer.
He identified himself as the SEAL who killed Bin Laden in an interview with Fox News two years after he left the military and now works for the network as a contributor.
He told DailyMailTV of his decision to come forward: 'The people who wanted to find out [who killed bin Laden] knew by the time we set foot back in the U.S. I had heard my name in D.C., Virginia Beach and San Diego. I could've pretended my name wasn't out there but that would have been complacent because it was.'
Fun-loving O'Neill, who was decorated 52 times for his service, posted a photo of himself with a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle's bourbon
Last summer, O'Neil, 41, married 27-year-old Jessica Halpin in a lavish wedding on Cape Cod
A poignant meeting with family members of 9/11 victims also inspired him to come forward.
'I had donated my uniform anonymously to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum,' he said.
'I met around 35 family members of 9/11 victims and I told them the story for the first time.
'After the reaction I got from them, I figured if I could help them, I could help thousands more.'
In the months that followed his revelation, O'Neill took on a public role as a motivational speaker and established a charity, Your Grateful Nation, to help fellow veterans transition from a military background to a civilian career.
His now-wife Jessica Halpin said that when they first met, she was unaware of Rob's newly-acquired fame as the man who killed bin Laden.
'I remember a one-page description about him,' she said.
'It didn't say anything about the [bin Laden] raid.'
She said that she really took notice when he started to speak.
O'Neill, who now works for Fox News, was a supporter of Donland Trump during the presidential campaign.
Rob O'Neill (left), the former Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, had dinner at the White House in October, along with his new wife Jessica (right)
'He is just an incredible speaker,' Jessica said.
'You could tell he was funny and interesting.
My friend and I were going for a drink after the conference and we invited him. He asked for my number.'
Last summer, O'Neil, 41, married 27-year-old Halpin in a lavish wedding on Cape Cod attended by the likes of Kid Rock, a close friend of the former SEAL.
He was married once previously, and had kids, but divorced after returning to civilian life.
Last year, O'Neill released a memoir,The Operator, which recounts his illustrious career and the 400 missions he completed.
A conservative, O'Neill was a supporter of Trump during the presidential race - but he has also spoken highly of former President Obama, a Democrat.
'He made the right call with Captain Phillips and he made the right call with bin Laden,'O'Neill said of Obama in a 2015 interview with The Sunday Times. 'The two times I’ve been directly associated with a decision that he made, he made the right call'.
He was even invited for dinner at the White House in October.
Rob O'Neil posted a picture on social media after the meal, showing him on the White House South Lawn at night with Jessica.
'Nice dinner with @jessical_oneill at 1600. @realDonaldTrump is a great host,' O'Neill wrote.
WHY I WROTE MY EXTRAORDINARY LIFE STORY
The Navy SEAL veteran shared with DailyMail.com his decision to pen a memoir about his 16-year career and 400 missions including the raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in 2011.
The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior, was released in April.
Rob told DailyMail.com: 'I kept many journals during my time in the Navy and there was a lot to tell.
'I couldn’t swim when I first joined the Navy but I went on to complete the hardest training in the world and somehow end up on one of the greatest military teams ever assembled.
'My team rescued Captain Richard Phillips [a mission that inspired the Tom Hanks-led movie by the same name] and I was part of the big team that rescued the lone survivor, SEAL Marcus Luttrell. I was on the base when Bowe Bergdahl walked off.
'This was a great American story about how it doesn't matter where you come from, what you look like - you can achieve anything you want as long as you stay positive, get away from negativity and never quit.'
When he had finished writing the book, the Pentagon had to approve it.
Rob said: 'That was the right way to do it. They made some redactions and got approvals from the right people for certain missions. We made the changes they recommended.
'They had me change some words and names but they left a lot of the key stuff in there.
'I think they did that because I was honest and I was fair to both sides. It wasn’t a partisan book or all about me.'
He added: 'I was a means to an end - I did what any other operator would have done [on killing bin Laden]. It was all about my team. I was so impressed by them and so proud to be part of them.'
Rob said that no classified information was included in the book and that it wouldn’t have necessarily made for an interesting read.
'The stuff that you are not supposed to talk about isn't interesting to most people. There's a lot of technology out there that I personally wouldn't understand.
'People want to know what it smelled like climbing up the stairs to bin Laden's room. Well, it smelled like gunpowder and smoke. And my heart beating through my chest - that's what it sounded like.
'Reading it back, I thought to myself, did all this really happen? It’s an interesting process.'
The most difficult part of writing the book, Rob said, was reliving the stories of those fellow service members they lost.
‘I was fortunate that I've never had a friend die in front of me,’ Rob said. ‘But one of my biggest regrets is that I never had a last drink with my friend, Robert J. Reeves. He was on the helicopter that was shot down on August 6, 2011.'
Navy Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator, Reeves, 32, was one of 30 American servicemen, including 22 SEALs, who were killed when their Chinook transport helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan. He was also a member of Seal Team 6 which conducted the raid on bin Laden’s compound.
All 38 people on board were killed in the helicopter crash including 30 Americans, seven Afghan commandos and an Afghan interpreter.
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