BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Butte native Rob O'Neill, a retired Navy Seal who said he fired the shots that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, has joined FOX News as a contributor.

Network chairman and CEO Rob Ailes said Thursday that O'Neill's military insight will be a major asset to the network.

O'Neill was profiled in a FOX News documentary last year in which he identified himself as the man who killed bin Laden during a 2011 raid on bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

O'Neill was honorably discharged from the Navy in 2012 and has since worked as a speaker and a consultant and is involved in charities that help military veterans and their families. He is scheduled to speak at a Leadership Montana event at the Helena Civic Center on March 20.

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