"Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11th, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden’s life. The first round, a 5.56-mm. bullet, struck bin Laden in the chest. As he fell backward, the SEAL fired a second round into his head, just above his left eye. On his radio, he reported, ‘For God and country—Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo.’ After a pause, he added, ‘Geronimo E.K.I.A.’—’enemy killed in action.’"
This is an excerpt from Nicholas Schmidle’s amazing New Yorker article, “Getting Bin Laden: What Happened That Night In Abbottabad.” The essay reads like a Jason Bourne script and should be read by anyone who is interested in a detailed, well researched, account of what went in to finding Bin Laden and his eventual death.