War on Terror Not Over: 9/11 Victim's Mom

By R. Stickney and Chris Murphy
|  Tuesday, May 3, 2011  |  Updated 12:52 PM PDT
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A La Jolla woman whose son was killed in the attack on Sept. 11, 2001 said the death of Osama bin Laden does not mean the end of the war on terror.

On Sunday, just after the news broke about Osama bin Laden’s death, Mary Woodall told NBCSanDiego she had just assumed bin Laden had been dead for years.

Mary Woodall’s 31-year old son Brent was an alumnus of La Jolla High School who worked as a stock trader in the World Trade Center.

Brent called his parents from the south tower after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center.

He called again later to say he was getting out. That was the last time his family heard from him.

Brent’s father John has passed away since the attacks. After talking with NBCSanDiego, Woodall spoke to another local television reporter. She sent a message to her son and her husband on Sunday night telling them “Hey they got the guy.”

One thing she doesn't think the death of bin Laden will do is end the fight against terrorism.

"I hope [Americans] don't think this means the war on terror is over," she said. 

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