This post is NOT meant to be controversial. I completely understand that Bin Laden's death is not the end of the story - but it is a closure of a painful chapter. This post is about a quick acknowledgment to the level of physical and mental strength and courage that most humans cannot even fathom and the deepest appreciation of one former soldier and patriotic American!
It is with great pride to hear that it was the Navy SEALs who took the life of Bin Laden. Most of you know that I was an army reservist stationed at Fort Story and was activated on 9/12/01. Most of you don't know that one of my active duty responsibilities which brought me a deep sense of pride was early in the Afghanistan war when I assisted with the memorial service for the 1st Navy SEAL killed during Operation Enduring Freedom. It is beyond satisfying to hear that this small group of servicemen who have given so much and lost so greatly and are primarily unknown by most were responsible for closing this chapter. Hooah Frogmen! Thank you!
With love for God and Country,
A grateful American