Debbie Lee and Danny Gonzalez of Cypress are the spokespeople for Sacramento-based pro-troops organization Move America Forward. To reach Lee, a Gold Star mother who tours the country on behalf of the group, you go through Gonzalez.
Late last night, the mother of Marc A. Lee, a Navy SEAL who was killed in Iraq in 2006, praised the U.S. servicemen and intelligence officers who killed Osama bin Laden.
"President Obama spoke to the nation tonight, bringing us the good news that Osama bin Laden had been killed by Navy SEALs in a CIA planned operation. Americans have been waiting for justice for over nine years now, and finally justice has been served," Lee says in her statement.
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"I'm so proud that it was a Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden, and I just wish Marc could be here with his fellow SEALs to share this with the country he died protecting. Marc graduated from his SEAL training shortly before 9/11 and when that heinous attack was carried out by Al Qaeda, Marc wanted more than anything to see justice done. I know he's watching with satisfaction from Heaven today.
"We want to thank all of our troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the intelligence community who have been hunting bin Laden for years. This is yet another victory for Americans and for justice for all the victims of radical Islamic terrorists around the world. Where would we be without our troops? They have proven that they have the dedication and patience to complete any mission, to deal with any threat and we want to thank our troops for that.
"It's also important to thank all of those American patriots who have supported and stood by our troops through all the years. They have been patient as well, for they have continued to send support to our troops even when the media and some politicians were NOT there for the troops. At Move America Forward we will be continuing our mission of supporting our troops, as they are still deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and until all of our troops come home we will continue sending our support and our care packages to our brave troops on the front lines. We invite all Americans to joins us."