Navy SEALs Who Killed Bin Laden Likely Started At Great Lakes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. (CBS/WBBM) — Members of the U.S. Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden would have started their training at Naval Station Great Lakes on the North Shore.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports, the SEALs likely got their start at the Naval Special Warfare Preparatory School on the Great Lakes campus.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Mike Krauser reports

That is where the road to becoming an elite Navy SEAL begins.

Afterward, it’s off to the Naval Special Warfare Center in Coronado, Calif., for more training, including what’s known as “Hell Week.”

“Hell Week” involves what describes as “5 1/2 days of cold, wet, brutally difficult operational training on fewer than four hours of sleep.” Only the most fit – physically and mentally – make it through.

Back at Naval Station Great Lakes, they’re celebrating the 100th anniversary this year. The first group of recruits reported for training there on July 1, 1911, and since, more than 3.5 million sailors have begun their Navy careers at the camp.

  • status quo

    Man, Osama was just turning his life around, why did they have to do that? Couldn’t they have just winged ‘him?


      It appears, due to the head kill shot he took that he zigged when he should have zagged. It was probably due to the water pipe and bong he was smoking all day that his reflexes were a little slow. Death to all the Infidels,we need more night time chopper forays in the dead of night in all of the middle East!

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  • ProudNavyMOM

    I really hope someone is Monitoring these comments! Snide remarks and comments are in no way to Honor to those who are serving this country and doing their job. yes it is great that the SEALS have accomplished their mission, in doing so honoring all those who have lost their lives. HooRah!

  • Proud American

    You media jackals who write this stuff, it doesn’t surprise me that you are making a desperate attempt to dig up the names of these Navy SEALS.

    We are to never know the identities of these men. Somehow you conveniently “forgot” to report that all-important FACT.

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