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    One day after America's most wanted man was shot and killed by Navy Seals, the Padres organization felt compelled to give any member of the military and pair of free tickets to Monday's game against the Pirates. (Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011)

    It was a way to say "thank you" to all our troops who never gave up trying to find Osama bin Laden. 

    One day after America's most wanted man was shot and killed by Navy Seals, the Padres organization felt compelled to give any member of the military and pair of free tickets to Monday's game against the Pirates.

    Padres Honor Military at Petco Park

    [DGO] Padres Honor Military at Petco Park
    One day after America's most wanted man was shot and killed by Navy Seals, the Padres organization felt compelled to give any member of the military and pair of free tickets to Monday's game against the Pirates. (Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011)

    The players also wore camouflage in honor of our troops.

    "It's really nice, I appreciate it,"said Petty Officer 1st Class Mary Mota.  The Navy sailor also talked about potential retaliation by terrorists who are loyal to bin Laden.

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    How did local schools explain the death of Osama bin Laden to their students? (Published Tuesday, May 3, 2011)

    "We've always got to be alert, whether bin Laden is caught, it's just part of being in the military,"said Mota.

    "Anybody deployed is a target,"said retired Colonel G.I. Wilson.  The 30 year Marine veteran served two tours in Iraq.  He believes American civilians who are traveling overseas need to be extra cautious.

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    Some people received reports of bin Laden's death via text and Twitter. (Published Monday, May 2, 2011)

    "We need to be alert and need to be very aggressive, taking steps to ensure Americans remain safe,"Wilson told NBCSanDiego.