Commander of bin Laden operation is Tacoma native

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on August 22, 2011 at 12:00 PM

TACOMA, Wash. – A man born and raised in Tacoma helped plan the attack that killed Osama bin Laden.

Admiral Eric Olson is commander of the Special Operations Command, including the Navy Seals. He was in the White House with President Barack Obama while the operation was taking place.

Olson is a 1969 graduate of Stadium High School.  He was involved in politics, wrestling and was voted "king cheerleader."

Olson has stayed involved with his alma mater, speaking to Stadium's ROTC cadets.

Stadium High School has a wall of recognition for its most successful graduates. We're told he will be added to that wall soon.

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