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  • American hero: Pat Tillman's alma mater honors fallen patriot

    10/30/2015 1:59:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | October 30, 2015
    It's been 18 years since Pat Tillman, who gave up his NFL paycheck and eventually his life to serve his country following 9/11, took the field at Arizona State University, but he was back in spirit Thursday night. The Sun Devils' "Salute to Service" night had the home team donning custom uniforms that bore the former linebacker's name and special new "Darks Ops" cleats, which adidas claims were inspired by the U.S. Army Rangers and Tillman. Although Arizona State lost in triple overtime to Oregon, the star of the game was the rugged patriot killed by friendly fire 11 years...
  • Army Ranger who shot dead NFL hero Pat Tillman in friendly fire reveals the guilt..

    07/26/2015 9:10:53 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    dailymaily.co.uk ^ | July 26, 2015 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    Full Title: Army Ranger who shot dead NFL hero Pat Tillman in friendly fire reveals the guilt he still suffers and how PTSD from the accident ruined his career, marriage and health A former Army Ranger who fears he fired the fatal round that killed NFL star Pat Tillman in Afghanistan has spoken out. Steven Elliott, 34, told the story of the moment Tillman was killed by friendly fire on April 22, 2004 when his regiment was ambushed. Elliott and other Rangers fired shots because they believed 27-year-old Tillman, who gave up a $3.6million football contract to serve his country...
  • Army Ranger Steven Elliott Fears He May Have Killed Pat Tillman

    04/19/2014 6:31:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    ABC15 ^ | Apr 18, 2014 | Elizabeth Erwin
    It's one of the most famous military mysteries of the past decade, Pat Tillman, the former ASU and Cardinals player turned Army Ranger killed in 2004 after he left the NFL to fight in Afghanistan. The Army said it was friendly fire, but never said whose shots killed Tillman. Three soldiers acknowledged firing at his position, but none have spoken publicly until now. Steven Elliott told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" that two convoys entered the mountains, but got separated. He said Tillman's group scaled a ridge line to help fellow rangers under attack, but a squad leader mistakenly thought an...
  • Ten years after his death, Pat Tillman's spirit lives on in a military scholar program

    04/19/2014 7:56:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | April 18, 2014 | by Mark Emmons
    Ten years after the death of Pat Tillman in a remote Afghanistan pass, monuments to his memory are everywhere. A stone marker in San Jose's community of New Almaden. An 8-foot statue in Glendale, Ariz. The Pat Tillman Stadium at Leland High School and the Tillman Tunnel that Arizona State football players run through. But the most fitting tributes to an admired man are not found in concrete and bronze. They are living legacies of flesh, blood and passion -- the Tillman Military Scholars. Nearly 300 active-duty service members, veterans and spouses inspired by Tillman's story have received college scholarships...
  • Shooter fears he killed Pat Tillman

    04/18/2014 11:37:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    ESPN ^ | 4/18/2014 | Mike Fish
    For the first time, one of the three Army Ranger platoon mates who fired at Pat Tillman speaks publicly about what happened that fateful day, ten years ago this week. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- In his first public statements about the death of Pat Tillman, the former NFL player turned Army Ranger, one of the fellow Rangers involved in the 2004 friendly-fire incident in Afghanistan told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he has lived for 10 years with the thought that he might have fired the fatal shots. "It is possible, in my mind, that I hit him," said Steven Elliott, who...
  • In the movie -- ‘The Pat Tillman Story,’ Anti-Bush Conspiracy Just Doesn’t Add Up

    09/14/2010 8:22:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 09/14/2010 | John Nolte
    There are three important things going on in "The Tillman Story" (in selected theatres today), two of which almost make the conspiracy-mongering documentary worth your time. The first and best is the opportunity to get to know better the extraordinary and extraordinarily complicated and interesting Pat Tillman. In the best sense of the word, this was a fierce and fiercely passionate man - fierce on the football field, fierce on the battlefield, and fierce in his personal beliefs. This was also a man who only ever dated one woman, the woman he would marry the same week he enlisted; and...
  • McChrystal Clear (Flashback 05/13/09)

    10/05/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 617+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 13, 2009 | IBD Editorial staff
    War On Terror: From Gettysburg to Fallujah, no-nonsense leadership has proved the key to victory in war. President Obama has chosen a new top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. This is Obama's war. This is his general. During the campaign, candidate Barack Obama said Afghanistan was the right place to fight what is now called an overseas contingency operation. At first glance, with his choice of Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal to take over as the top U.S. commander there, he may have picked the right man to fight it. McChrystal is a special ops guru, a former head of the Joint...
  • Tillman's parents want general's record reviewed

    05/12/2009 4:45:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies · 1,126+ views
    breitbart ^ | 5/12/2009 | Lara Jakes
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The parents of slain Army Ranger and NFL star Pat Tillman voiced concerns Tuesday that the general who played a role in mischaracterizing his death could be put in charge of military operations in Afghanistan. In a brief interview with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of covering up the circumstances of the 2004 slaying. "I do believe that guy participated in a falsified homicide investigation," Pat Tillman Sr. said.
  • Mary Tillman Talks About Her Son

    05/09/2008 1:18:59 AM PDT · by Westlander · 10 replies · 264+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 5-8-2008 | WXYZ.COM
    Pat Tillman's mother spoke with Action News Anchor Robbie Timmons today, while on a book tour for "Boots On The Ground By Dusk."
  • Late Pat Tillman on College Football Hall of Fame ballot for first time

    03/11/2008 6:59:47 PM PDT · by BGHater · 2 replies · 236+ views
    AP ^ | 11 Mar 2008 | AP
    The late Pat Tillman, a former Arizona State linebacker who gave up a professional football career to join the military, is among 19 players up for election to the College Football Hall of Fame for the first time this year. The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame released a ballot Tuesday with 75 players and eight coaches eligible for election to the hall. Tillman played linebacker for the Sun Devils from 1994-97 and was one of the best defensive players in the Pac-10 over his final two seasons. He was one of the leaders of the last Arizona...
  • If Pat Tillman Was a Hero, What About All These People?

    08/27/2007 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Dan Calabrese · 18 replies · 654+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | August 27, 2007 | Lucia Bill
    Atlas shrugged three years ago when one of the greatest tragedies in modern American military history struck: Pat Tillman, football-player-turned-Army Ranger, died in Afghanistan from friendly fire. Pat Tillman is often called a hero. The term "hero" has been cheapened and overused, although few can actually define it. American Heritage Dictionary defines "hero" as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life. This fits all our service men and women, although it seems that some people are more heroic than others.
  • PAT TILLMAN: ACTION AND SOME REACTIONS

    08/11/2007 9:17:22 AM PDT · by tailgunner · 10 replies · 382+ views
    NowPublic.com ^ | August 11, 2007 | Navvy Jiner
    Opening the investigation into the combat death in Afghanistan of NFL defensive back Pat Tillman, Chairman Henry A. Waxman of the House Committee On Oversight and Government Reform said about fatalities there and in Iraq, Each death has its own compelling story. Each brought incalculable grief for the soldier’s family and...
  • Generals Don’t Need a Watchdog

    08/09/2007 11:48:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies · 641+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 9, 2007 | JACK JACOBS
    BY now, most Americans know the story of Cpl. Pat Tillman. He bravely chose military service rather than the National Football League, and he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 by fire from his comrades. My own units in Vietnam were occasionally the victims of errant rifle fire, mortar rounds and bombs — indeed, the very success of an infantry attack is dependent on leaning forward into friendly supporting fires. But, after the fact, the Tillman death played out differently. His unit reported that he was killed in a ferocious engagement with the enemy, and the truth was hidden by...
  • Keith Olbermann And The Murder Of Pat Tillman (Youtube. Olbermann Trash.

    07/30/2007 7:17:57 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 61 replies · 1,632+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/27/07 | brtndr98
    Keith Olbermann and the Murder of Pat Tillman
  • DailyKos: Did Bush order Pat Tillman whacked?

    07/27/2007 8:35:51 PM PDT · by ken21 · 55 replies · 1,827+ views
    WND Exclusive CONSPIRACY PLANET DailyKos: Did Bush order Pat Tillman whacked? Pelosi's favorite website now sees tragic death as political murder Posted: July 27, 2007 5:33 p.m. Eastern © 2007 WorldNetDaily.com Pat Tillman WASHINGTON – The highly trafficked "progressive" website DailyKos, which boasts contributors including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, is suggesting football star Pat Tillman was murdered in Afghanistan on orders from the White House. The theory behind the conspiracy? "It was well-known he (Tillman) was against the war in Iraq," explains the DailyKos diarist Dburn.
  • New documents shed light on Tillman’s death

    07/26/2007 7:15:06 PM PDT · by gpapa · 39 replies · 2,151+ views
    AP via MSNBC.com ^ | July 26, 2007 | Unattributed
    SAN FRANCISCO - Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman’s forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player’s death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. “The medical evidence did not match up with the, with the scenario as described,” a doctor who examined Tillman’s body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators. The doctors — whose names were blacked out — said that the bullet holes were so close together that...
  • The Jackals and Pat Tillman

    04/26/2007 6:50:05 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 1 replies · 424+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 4/26/07 | Purple Mountains
    In every modern war, commanders have tried to write comforting letters home to parents of soldiers killed in the service. Regardless of the circumstances of their deaths, decent and compassionate commanders have always tried to put those circumstances in the best light possible, sometimes stretching the truth or even glossing over painful facts. Sometimes their actions were also designed to hide the fact of their own incompetence or “for the good of the service”, but usually the motives were benign.
  • Don't make me A Hero

    04/04/2007 3:04:20 PM PDT · by mission9 · 345+ views
    Associated Content. ^ | 04-04-07 | Ranger
    My life is filled with heroes, that I have never seen before, there are those who serve on the homefront, and those who’ve gone to war. Soldiers, sailors, policemen, firemen, nurses, the EMT, those who do their duty, to keep me safe and free. And they are all just doing their jobs, and I never hear them complain, yet each time that I see one, I hear this refrain: What would it take to persuade you, to put your life upon the line? If I gave you ten million dollars, would you give your life for mine? If I gave...
  • Pat Tillman's Mother Accuses Bush of Hiding Facts

    04/01/2007 10:22:33 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 88 replies · 1,985+ views
    WFRV.COM ^ | 01 APRIL 2007 | AP
    (CBS) SAN FRANCISCO -- Mary Tillman is accusing President Bush of helping cover up the facts in her son’s death, after new documents suggest Bush knew within a week that U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman had been killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. “We’ve always believed that the White House knew that Pat was killed by friendly fire. It’s just a matter of trying to prove it,” Mary Tillman told KCBS radio on Saturday. The Pentagon maintained for five weeks the San Jose native and NFL star had been killed by enemy fire. New documents disclosed by the Associated Press...
  • AP: Gen. tried to warn Bush on Tillman

    03/30/2007 3:38:03 PM PDT · by chet_in_ny · 67 replies · 1,072+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/30/07 | SCOTT LINDLAW
    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Just seven days after Pat Tillman's death, a top general warned there were strong indications that it was friendly fire and President Bush might embarrass himself if he said the NFL star-turned-soldier died in an ambush, according to a memo obtained by The Associated Press. ADVERTISEMENT It was not until a month afterward that the Pentagon told the public and grieving family members the truth — that Tillman was mistakenly killed in Afghanistan by his comrades. The memo reinforces suspicions that the Pentagon was more concerned with sparing officials from embarrassment than with leveling with Tillman's...