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Osama bin Laden death can't replace loved ones killed on 9/11, firefighter says

May 2, 2011 | 12:03 am

[For the Record, 3:25 p.m. May 2: An L.A. Now post on May 2 recounted the story told by a Los Angeles city firefighter that his aunt and uncle, Sara and Mark Knight, perished on one of the airplanes that struck the towers in New York during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Subsequent reporting showed that no one by those names was killed in the crashes.]

Los Angeles city firefighter Jason Knight, 39, said he was glad to hear of Osama bin Laden's death but did not expect the news to provide any catharsis.

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Standing in the entry of Fire Station No. 20, Knight somberly explained that his aunt and uncle, Sara and Mark Knight, perished on one of the airplanes that struck the towers in New York.

"I still lost family members and nothing's ever going to replace them," the Valencia resident said.

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