Gary Faulkner didn't find Osama bin Laden before he was arrested in the woods of northern Pakistan
, armed with night-vision equipment, a pistol, and a sword. But he is discovering some fame after being released and returned to the United States.
Faulkner arrived Wednesday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport en route to Denver International Airport---just enough time to tell reporters he isn't giving up on his quest: "I would describe the situation, like: I got dialysis. So, anyone got a kidney they want to lend me so I can finish this up?" (via The Associated Press
He resisted saying more: "Unfortunately, guys, I would really, really like to give you guys more information, but there's a lot of people that I have to protect also."
Faulkner's family is attempting to recover his terrorist-hunting equipment, including the sword. His brother-in-law, John Martin of Grand Junction, tells 7News
the sword might fetch a nice sum in auction.