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SANANTONIO-- The mission to take out Osama bin Laden took months to plan, and we've learned the mastermind behind it all is from San Antonio.

Vice Admiral Bill McRaven, a Roosevelt High School grad, is being credited with planning the U.S. strike that took down the world's top terrorist. He's done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he has written a book on special-ops tactics. Admiral Bill McRaven is the head of the Pentagon's joint special operations command.

The story of the three-star officer begins decades earlier when his father, who flew missions over the English Channel during WWII, got stationed at Lackland Air Force Base.

McRaven and his two sisters grew up in San Antonio. After he graduated from Roosevelt, a track scholarship took him to the University of Texas.

A naval career would follow, eventually leading him to one of the top spots in the Navy.KENS5 spoke to McRaven's sisters Tuesday, both of whom still live in Texas. His sisters wished to remain unnamed.

According to The New York Times, the mission to take down bin Laden began in February when CIA Director Leon Panetta called Admiral McRaven to Langly, Va., to begin the planning for the raid on the compound.

McRaven's sisters say their brother is a focused man who, as evidence by the raid, leaves nothing to question.


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