May 1On this day. 2011: President Obama announced that the U.S. had killed Osama bin Laden — the leader of al-Qaeda and perpetrator of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. Operation Neptune Spear, as the special forces operation that killed bin Laden was called, was among the most daring military missions in U.S. history. Months in the planning, the operation — conducted by Navy SEALS — was carried out in a Central Intelligence Agency-less mission. The raid on bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan was launched from Afghanistan on a moonless night; after the raid, U.S. forces took bin Laden’s body to Afghanistan for identification, then buried it at sea within 24 hours of his death. Mid-Week Pick Me Up httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq-muLRSuAw&feature=share&list=PL1DB2735F9BA65C2D
Not that far from summer now! A few more weeks of spring stress and we can think about having cool drinks beside the pool (or boating if you are of that mindset — which most of you are!) But in the meantime we continue to live with daily deadlines and obligations. We did have a successful sea trial on the boat with the engine mount replacements. No vibrations were evident. Oxford Amateur Racing Series this weekend.