AP Source: President Obama to meet some from bin Laden raid at Fort Campbell

A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet with some of those involved in the military assault that killed Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday.

President Barack Obama answers questions during a press conference on the White House complex in Washington, Friday, March 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet with some of those involved in the military assault that killed Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday.

A team of Navy SEALs raided a compound in Pakistan, killing the terrorist mastermind. Bin Laden was later buried at sea. Fort Campbell is home to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, which participated in the raid against bin Laden.

The aide requested anonymity to speak before the official announcement of Obama's meeting.

Gov. Steve Beshear will not be with President Barack Obama when he visits Fort Campbell on Friday because the trip conflicts with Beshear's Kentucky Oaks obligations.

Obama's trip was confirmed too late on Wednesday to make arrangements in Beshear's schedule, Beshear spokeswoman Kerri Richardson told the Lexington Herald-Leader. Richardson said Beshear has paid several visits to Fort Campbell and will go again as soldiers continue returning.

Obama visited ground zero in New York City on Thursday to pay respects to victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack carried out by bin Laden.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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