Living in an army town myself, I find feats of selflessness and bravery extremely awe inspiring, for some of the men and women in the special forces here in the UK and the US, many of their heroic actions are never even known. The importance of remaining anonymous is key to the work of the SAS and US Navy SEALS, but SEAL Rob O’Neill wanted to make himself known, not for the accolades and plaudits, but to raise awareness of the lack of healthcare offered to servicemen after leaving the forces. This is yet another brave action because anonymity is protection in itself for these guys, especially with the likes of ISIS likely to target ex- military men who have fought in the Middle East. Here’s what I love though... when asked how he felt about the possible threat, he answered in true special forces style:
‘I’ll paint a big target on my front door and say come and get us’
O’Neill and his son are not worried about being in the ISIS crosshairs, as far as they’re concerned, they can bring it on!