Military Community Reacts to Bin Laden's Death

May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 10:13 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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May 2, 2011 Updated May 2, 2011 at 10:13 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Western New York servicemen and women, along with their families, are reacting to death of Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden, was killed Sunday at a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It's taken 10 years to track down the mastermind behind the attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Ray and Margie Hauser of Cheektowaga say bin Laden's death is a relief. The Hauser's son Dan is currently a corporal in the United States Marines. Their other son Michael was a sergeant in the United States Army. Both served in Iraq, Michael was seriously injured by a suicide bomber while deployed there in 2007.

"It's really true!," said Margie Hauser. "I'm so happy that for all the people that suffered because of him. They finally have some closure to this whole thing and for all the military people that fought, got injured, and died.

Monday was also a day for many servicemen and women to reflect on the past decade.

"This just made me think of all the work these men and women of the armed forces did," said John Ceccato of the United States Air Force. "I think we all played a part in it and I'm glad. This is just one piece of the puzzle on this war on terrorism."