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Osama poster signed by SEAL Team 6 sells for USD 100,000

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Published May 19, 2016, 6:42 pm IST
Updated May 19, 2016, 6:42 pm IST
The admiral's personal Osama 'wanted' poster, signed by SEAL Team 6, was auctioned off for USD 100,000 at a Houston dinner.
Osama was killed in the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2, 2011.
 Osama was killed in the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2, 2011.

Houston: A "wanted" Osama bin Laden poster, signed by US Navy SEAL Team 6 which carried out the raid in Pakistan to kill the then al-Qaeda chief, has been auctioned for a whopping USD 100,000.

Before Admiral William McRaven took over the chancellor's office at the University of Texas, he oversaw one of the most daring raids in modern military history -- the assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

 

The raid, recounted in a number of books, articles and the Hollywood blockbuster "Zero Dark Thirty," saw a squad from the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6 sweep into the 9/11 mastermind's hiding place to kill the terrorist leader.

The admiral's personal Osama "wanted" poster, signed by SEAL Team 6, was auctioned off for USD 100,000 at a Houston dinner on Tuesday.

"(The photo was a) reminder to all of us that this was guy we were looking for from 2004," McRaven was quoted as saying by the Houston Chronicle.

 

"It's a USD 10 poster in a seemingly priceless frame," he said.

Later, Perrin asked the former commander of US Special Operations Command why he insisted on a proper burial for Osama.

"As evil as he was, it's all the more important to do the right thing," McRaven replied to thunderous applause. The event raised more than USD 840,000 for Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Osama was killed in the US Navy SEALs raid on May 2, 2011.

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