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Local veterans react to Bin Laden's death

As news of Osama Bin Laden's death spread across social media platforms, the Internet and televisions across the world, people all over the Lowcountry were also talking about the big news. Military veterans aboard the U.S.S Yorktown shared their thoughts on the killing of the 9/11 mastermind Monday.

"Very glad that they got him," said Navy veteran Jerry Gianrone. "It was about time that they did get him. Someone that did what he did deserves to get what he got."

Gianrone says it was due time that the FBI's most wanted man would have such a fate.

"You can't do what he did and expect to get away with it and think no one's going to come after you and that you're invincible because you're not," he said.

Raymond Berelli, a retired Army colonel with a background in military intelligence, said killing the former Al-Queda leader is good not only the U.S., but the world. He said he feels this is not the end for the terrorist group. 

"I don't think it's going to end things," Berelli said. "There are too many crazy people out there in the world."

All of the veterans said it was a proud moment for the U.S. and the men and women who are serving the country.

"Always proud of your soldiers and proud of what our soldiers do," one retired serviceman said.

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