A story circulating in the Mexican press says one of the Navy SEALs who went on the mission to assassinate Osama bin Laden earlier this week is the American-born son of Mexican immigrants. According to Mexican news service Notimex, Martín Mejía, the father of Navy SEAL Ruben Mejia spoke with Los Angeles radio station 97.9 La Raza recently claiming that they were notified of their son’s involvement in the mission when a dozen soldiers arrived at their home carrying a folded flag. The senior Mejia said that upon seeing the flag, he and his wife began crying, thinking the worst, but were quickly notified that the soldiers were there to bring good news–their son had “fulfilled a great mission for our nation.”
Mejía went on to say that he has since spoken to his son who allegedly told him he was promoted to sergeant for completing the operation in which his team engaged and killed bin Laden. Mejia also noted that his son said his team disabled a helicopter, suffered a few bruises, and received praise from President Barack Obama who wanted to meet with the team as soon as possible. Mejía’s son also said he saw Bin Laden’s body when it was carried out of the highly guarded mansion now under control of the military.
In real news, the SEALs returned to the U.S.