PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The aircraft carrier that buried Osama Bin Laden’s body at sea is due to stop in Hawaii on its way home to San Diego following a six-month deployment to the Middle East and Asia.
The ship is due to arrive in Pearl Harbor for a scheduled port visit Tuesday.
The USS Carl Vinson was in the North Arabian Sea early last month when it received a Navy SEAL team carrying bin Laden’s body. Navy SEALs killed the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during a raid on his compound near a Pakistani military academy.
Pentagon officials have said bin Laden’s body was placed in a weighted bag on the carrier, an officer made religious remarks and the remains were put on a board and tipped into the sea.