President, VP thank service members at Fort Campbell, meet with Special Operatives who carried out OBL mission Friday.
Obama: “This has been a historic week in the life of our nation.”
Highlights from Obama’s Remarks:
“Few bases have sacrificed more than you.”
“We’re making progress” in Afghanistan because of troops’ “service” and “sacrifice.”
From a WH official –
“President Obama and Vice President Biden had several meetings at Fort Campbell to thank our troops for their heroic and selfless service.
First, the President and Vice President met with some of the Special Operations forces who conducted the successful operation against Osama bin Laden. The President was briefed on the operation by members of the units who carried it out.
The President and Vice President then met with the full assault force that carried out the operation. The President awarded the units involved a Presidential Unit Citation – the highest such honor that can be given to a unit – in recognition of their extraordinary service and achievement.
The President and Vice President then met with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and the 5th Special Forces Group to thank them for their service.
In each meeting, the President was able to speak and offer his personal admiration and gratitude for our servicemembers, and to personally greet them. “