The Healy family thanks God that Osama bin Laden no longer walks this earth.
This man put into motion the events that killed thousands on September 11, 2001 and which eventually culminated, for us, in the death of my son, Dan Healy in Afghanistan when his rescue helicopter with seven other Navy SEALs and eight Army Nightstalkers was shot down as they were trying to save four other SEALs on the ground.
We understand that this does NOT mean that the War on Terror is over, but at least the "Head of the Snake" has been cut off! Other radical Muslims, who he has tainted with his vicious, scewed outlook, will most likely retaliate throughout the world but we WILL prevail! More than that, we MUST prevail.
When we have young men like my son and so many others who haven't hesitated in sacrificing their lives for our safety then we can rest assured that our democratic way of life will continue despite attacks from within and without.
How proud we are of our men and women who completed this decade long mission. Thank you. God bless you and God bless America.
Gold Star Mother of Dan Healy, U.S. Navy SEAL
KIA Afghanistan, June 28, 2005