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Marine's Family On Bin Laden’s Death: “It’s Been Like A Roller Coaster'

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. – Americans watched on social media and television sets as news of Osama Bin Laden's death spread across the country. While some gathered at parks or memorials, another group contemplated what it all means.

More than 6,000 families have lost loved ones fighting the war on terrorism that started on September 11, 2001.

"9/11 is why he signed up, that's why he went," said Kim Cole, speaking of Marine Corporal Darrel Morris who died in a Baghdad crash in 2007.

Cpl. Morris enlisted in the Marines while he was still in high school. His family says the images of the burning World Trade Center inspired him to serve his country.

So nearly ten years later when the news of bin Laden's death was announced, the family watched the television coverage well past midnight.

"It just brought back a lot of memories when we first lost Darrel," said Myk Cole. "But actually I think it's the best news we've had in a long time."

"It's been like a roller coaster," said Kim. "It's like one minute you're happy (they got him) and then you think about everything and everybody else and it just brings you right back down."

The family spent part of Monday going to Darrel's grave to tell him the news in person.

"We wanted to tell him in person," said Myk. "You're proud of those boys who got that job done, but then you still think of all the guys who didn't make it."

KHQ Local News Reporter Anthony Gomes contributed to this report.

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