“No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden” is to be published on September 11, by “Mark Owen,” a pseudonym for one of the Navy SEAL Team 6 members who participated in the Abbottabad, Pakistan, raid on May 2, 2011 that killed the terrorist mastermind.
According to Fox News, that author is Matt Bissonnette, who is 36 years old and hails from Wrangell, Alaska. According to the report, Bissonnette is now retired, but participated in both the Bin Laden raid and the 2009 freeing of a hostage from Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean — another well-publicized SEAL success. The Times says he participated in more than a dozen deployments and only very recently retired.
Some have criticized Fox News for releasing the author’s name, speculating that if a left-leaning news source had done so, it would have been accused of a lack of patriotism. Others conceded that it was only a matter of time before the author’s real name came to light.
Here's a link to the FOX News story: Bin Laden raid tell-all author revealed, questions raised whether ex-Navy SEALs have freedom of speech.