The demise of Osama Bin Laden had strong Southern California connections, including his take down by Navy SEALS, who receive their basic training in Southern California.
Bin Laden was reportedly shot in the head as his forces resisted a charge by an illusive, elite group of SEALS named Team 6 that was dropped into his Pakistani compound via helicopter.
Susan Enowitz, executive directory of the Coronado Museum of History and Art told us locals were proud of the SEALS' accomplishment.
Another museum official noted that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the SEALS and that there might be a special celebration in the San Diego County town if the U.S. Navy allows it.
SEALS get their start at the Coronado Naval Amphibious Base before moving on to other locales.
The Business Insider described the Virginia-based team that took down Bin Laden:
The members of Team 6 are all “black” operatives. They exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification and often outside the boundaries of international law. To maintain plausible deniability in case they are caught, records of black operations are rarely, if ever, kept.
Bin Laden was killed in a compound in the large city of Abbottabad, after U.S. intelligence had been tracking one of his couriers for months. Looks like he was hiding in plain sight.
His body was body buried at seem from the deck of the of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson, according to reports.