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Coronado’s Mayor Talks bin Laden, SEALs and Navy Town Pride

Mayor Casey Tanaka reacts to the news of the 9/11 mastermind’s death and discusses the local connections to a global story.

Mayor Casey Tanaka spoke with Coronado Patch on Monday, following the news of Osama bin Laden’s death and reports of in the mission. Reports also surfaced Monday morning about the .

The Navy later confirmed these reports and said bin Laden’s body was taken to the Coronado-based aircraft carrier after officials confirmed his death. The terrorist was buried at sea shortly thereafter.     

Tanaka, who is the son of a Navy SEAL, talked about what it means to live in a Navy town and sent a message to the troops.

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