Slain Soldier’s Parents Not Jubilant After Bin Laden’s Death

FRISCO (CBSDFW.COM) –  The parents of a Frisco soldier killed in Afghanistan say there was no cheering or jubilation in their home upon hearing the news of Osama bin Laden’s death.

“We didn’t jump up and down and or anything like that,” said Chris Bush. “It was just nice to know that Osama Bin Laden is gone.”

Peter Courcy, 22, was killed Feb. 10, 2009, by an improvised explosive device thrown from a vehicle.

“It brings comfort and peace,” said Courcy’s mother, Mary Bush. “It does not bring closure. I think when you’ve lost your child, you get your closure when you get to be with him again.”

Courcy’s parents said their son aspired to join the Army when he was a young boy. He never waived from his dream of someday joining the Army’s Special Forces, they said.

He had been evaluated for the elite squad before his death and was told he had the right stuff to apply when he was a little older.

“He wanted to be in the Army for life,” Mr. Bush said.

His mother said Courcy would have thought of those who lost loved ones in 9/11 and in the wars had her son been alive to hear of bin Laden’s death.

“I’m sure he would be happy to know there were many moms who would have had a sense of comfort for a few moments, who have lost their loved ones” Mrs. Bush said.

Mr. Bush said he is glad the al Qaeda leader is dead, and hopes it raises the spirits of those fighting for America overseas.

“This man has been heading up a lot of terrorism for a lot of years and then we have all of our servicemen and women who have given their lives to catch him, and so it’s very satisfying,” he said. “I mean the job’s not over, but I think the (al  Qaeda) organization’s been weakened.”

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  1. Sahul Najib says:

    Obama is a jackwagon for permitting Osama a proper Islamic burial. Osama was the #1 most wanted terrorist on the FBI list. Osama did not represent Islam. Osama represented terrorists.

    There would not have been outrage if Osama was unceremoniously dumped into the Arabian Sea. There would not have been outrage if Osama’s body was brought back to the USA.

    Pathologist with no ties to the USA government could have performed an autopsy and provided the full unedited report to US citizens. This would have proven whether or not this alleged body was actually Osama, who allegedly suffered from kidney disease.

    Brainwashed citizens believe Osama was given proper Islamic burial to help prevent retaliation from Al Qaeda terrorists. If there was actually some concern by the US government, then US Navy SEALs could have captured a slightly wounded Osama. US Navy SEALs double tapped Osama with kill shots, one in the head and one in the chest. They could have shot Osama in one shoulder and one knee, instead.

    Remember how many automobiles had American Flags during the first 365 days following September 11, 2001? Most of those American Flags disappeared by the beginning of 2003. Patriotism and unity increased immediately after 9-11 but faded quickly. How quickly will patriotism and unity fade after Osama was killed?

    How long will Obama keep US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Americans can no longer blame Bush for US troops remaining in Iraq and Afghanistan. Osama has been confirmed dead by Obama. Will the same Americans who protested against Bush now protest against Obama? Or will they see Obama as a hero and not protest for keeping US soldiers in harms way?

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