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Padres Honor U.S. Troops

By Tony Shin
|  Tuesday, May 3, 2011  |  Updated 6:51 AM PDT
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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.

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.

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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.

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.

"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.

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

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