Obama to attend Carrier Classic on Carl Vinson
SAN DIEGO (AP) – President Barack Obama has
accepted an invitation to attend the Carrier Classic basketball game on
Veterans Day on the USS Carl Vinson, the aircraft carrier that buried
Osama bin Laden at sea.
The White House confirmed
Thursday that the nation's basketball-player-in-chief will attend the
Nov. 11 matchup between North Carolina and Michigan State, the first
college hoops game on an active flat top.
The Carl Vinson and its
sailors have attracted considerable attention since early May, when the
carrier conducted bin Laden's burial at sea after he was killed by Navy
SEALs in a raid ordered by Obama.
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