US marines react to Osama bin Laden's death

Soldiers from Marine Camp Pendleton in southern California react positively to the killing of the al Qaida leader.

By REUTERS
May 2, 2011 21:11
US marines react to the death of bin Laden.

US marines react to Bin Laden death 311. (photo credit: Reuters)

 
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US Marines at Camp Pendleton in southern California reacted positively to the news that al Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden had been killed in a firefight with US special forces.

The mood among marines at Camp Pendleton in southern California was happy but subdued after hearing that Bin Laden was killed in a US raid on a Pakistan compound.

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The soldiers have lost many comrades in Afghanistan -- and to them Bin Laden's killing didn't come a minute too soon.

"It's about time. That was my first reaction. It's about time we finally got him," one marine said.

Another marine said he's proud to be American.

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