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.

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)

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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