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Are we safer now?

In light of Osama bin Laden's death, see what people in your community think about our safety as Americans.

Here's what you had to say:

Tom Fitzmaurice, 67, is a U.S. Army veteran, and served in Berlin during the Vietnam War. When asked about the death of Osama Bin Laden, Tom responded with:

"It's a much better world without him in it. I think you can expect something to happen [in retaliation]."

Tom's brother, Jack Fitzmaurice, 70, a former Marine, said that we as Americans aren't exactly safer by Osama Bin Laden's death, but his plotted murder was a great win and achievement for the U.S. Military.

"It's strictly a moral thing. One guy is not going to make a difference," said Jack Fitzmaurice. "We've been after him for 10 years."

Kathy Filipkowski, a local Syracusian born and raised, said she's very proud of the military and their efforts in finally bringing down Osama Bin Laden.

"I'm very proud of our military-very proud to be an American. And, I'm very proud to be from New York."

Kathy's son, Jeff, is a marine based out of Fort Knox, KY. He's been in the marines (as an active and inactive officer in the reserves) for almost 20 years. He served in Iraq and is a CNS high school graduate.

Daniel Marasco, originally from Syracuse, now lives in Liverpool. He responded with:

"I think America has always had its enemies. I don't believe that America is never going to have another war again, but it just goes to show that when America puts her mind to it-the job get's completed."

Daniel was wearing a military uniform and holding an American flag after speaking with him in the village of Liverpool. (He served in the military because he was wearing his uniform, but he did not specify if he was active or not)

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