Bin Laden's Death Sparks Plenty of Reaction

By: Candace Sweat Email
By: Candace Sweat Email

Tallahassee, FL - Eileen Walsh is not at all shy or apologetic about her feelings concerning Osama Bin Laden's death.

"May he rot in hell," said Walsh.

To understand her conviction, you have to understand her pain. Walsh says it's because of Bin Laden that her family's lives were forever changed.

"After a while you just recognize that she wasn't coming home."

Walsh's aunt, Ann McGovern, 61, worked in one of the twin towers in New York on the 92nd floor, and on September 11th, 2001, she was trying desperately to get out.

"Her body was never found. A few years later they found pieces of her," she said.

For nearly a decade Walsh and her family had to live with the painful details of those attacks; and worse, with the knowledge that the person responsible was still out there. Until now.

But what many are calling an American victory, is bitter-sweet to Walsh.

She says Bin Laden's death won't bring her aunt back, or change the fact that her 10 year old grandson will never know the woman holding him in this picture.

"Not only did he hurt my family, what he did to us as a country is just abominable," said Walsh.

Walsh says McGovern's daughter was actually in the north tower when the the attack took place in 2001. Walsh says she made it out alive, but saw things that that never left her the same.

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