Military men and women react to bin Laden's death

May 2, 2011 3:38:28 PM PDT
For military men and women, the death of Osama bin Laden just about makes them speechless.

Army Sergeant Scott Magro returned home to Montgomery County Saturday from Afghanistan.

24 hours later, he learned bin Laden had been killed.

"This is what we went there for, I believe, to find everyone responsible for what happened," Magro said.

At a charity golf tournament in Bucks County to honor fallen soldiers, Action News caught up with retired Army Major Anthony Smith wearing a red, white, and blue prosthetic.

He lost his arm and suffered major injuries fighting in Iraq.

"I know some people might think it's not appropriate, but I had this over joyous feeling come over me, the sacrifice I made didn't go in vain," Smith said.

Off the course, we found some family members of fallen heroes who were just as emotional about the major development.

Paula Davis' son, Justin, joined the military right after graduation in 2005 and was killed in Iraq a year later.

"Every second of every day I think about my son and what could have been," Davis said.

He wanted to help track down bin Laden.

"I know he would be happy and if he could look down from heaven's heights, he's rejoicing," Davis said.

Davis met fellow military mom Janet Manion at the golf tournament which raises money for the Travis Manion Foundation.

Tavis, a marine, was also killed in Iraq four years ago.

The foundation provides support to disabled vets and military families.

Janet Manion says bin Laden is gone, but there's still a lot of work to do.

"The fight's not over, hopefully it's the beginning of the end, but it's not over," Manion said.


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