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Gary Faulkner, Osama bin Laden hunter, to appear on 'David Letterman' [Updated]

June 25, 2010 | 12:49 pm

Gary_faulkner Forget the Uma-Oprah joke. On Monday, it’s all about Osama. Kind of.

Gary Faulkner, the American detained in Pakistan while on his self-imposed mission to kill Osama bin Laden, will appear on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Faulkner, 50, made headlines when he was arrested June 13 while attempting his one-man crusade to cross into Afghanistan from northern Pakistan. The bearded construction worker from Greeley, Colo., was armed with a pistol, sword, night-vision goggles and a map -- hardly the tools needed for a construction job. That's because Faulkner told police he was on a quest to avenge the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by killing Bin Laden. 

He was eventually moved to Islamabad and then released without charges Wednesday. He later returned to the U.S, but the hunt has only just begun. Faulkner told reporters upon his return that his search for Bin Laden wasn’t over and that he would try to return to Pakistan once more.

Until then, he’s making his way to Letterman’s couch.

[Updated at 2:32 p.m.: For those in bed before 11:35 p.m., there's another chance to catch Faulkner on his media blitz. He'll also appear on CBS' "The Early Show" on Monday.]

-- Yvonne Villarreal

Photo: Gary Faulkner speaks with the media at Denver International Airport on Thursday. Credit: Chris Schneider / Associated Press