Social media posts memorialize the Navy seal allegedly responsible for killing Osama bin Laden. Did this soldier recently die in battle?
It’s a hoax.
The name of those who killed bin Laden have not been released, and this is the second time this rumor has circulated – but with a different name. .
The first time this hoax was circulated, the Military Times did a great job of debunking the hoax. Whereas the August incarnation of the hoax listed “Todd Jones” as the recently killed hero, the November version lists “Paul Davis” as the recently deceased soldier who killed bin Laden.
Neither are true.
A popular tweet read:
R.I.P. Paul Davis. The Navy Seal who killed Osama Bin Laden died in battle today. #Rt to honor him
In August 2012, the tweet read:
R.I.P. Todd Jones. The Navy Seal that killed Osama Bin Laden died in battle today. Retweet to honor him.