Must-See Video: Rob O’Neill & Rob Riggle
Butte, Montana's Rob O'Neill has an incredible story, no matter who tells it. But to have Mike Rowe tell the story? Pretty incredible.
Below is a video shared by the American Veterans Center. Many Montanans know that Navy SEAL Rob O'Neill is credited with killing Osama bin Laden, but they may not also be aware that he was on the legendary Captain Phillips rescue mission also. Mike Rowe tells that story and more before O'Neill takes the stage and does a Q&A with none other than Rob Riggle- the Marine Corps veteran, actor, and comedian who got his big start on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
During the Q&A with Riggle, O'Neill said this about being on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden:
After being here tonight with so many heroes from WWII up until now, I'm so humbled to be here. I'm a guy from Montana who happened to have a good work ethic and had a positive attitude and was in the right place at the right time- a lot of luck but a positive attitude.
O'Neill also talked about training to be a Navy SEAL, and shared some perspective his SEAL instructor gave to him: "I'm never going to ask you to do something impossible. But I will make you do something hard, followed by something very hard, followed by something very hard."
He told the crowd "keep your head down, keep moving forward, never quit."
Check out the full video below:
By the way, here's the classic, "I killed bin Laden" video from the Daily Show featuring Rob Riggle: