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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 ^ | 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...
  • 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...
  • NE Patriots dedicate POW/MIA seat at stadium

    11/11/2012 10:55:42 AM PST · by seamusnh · 6 replies
    Patriots website ^ | 11/11/2012 | SeamusNH
    First, thanks to the veterans for their service. In today's Patriots - Bills game, they showed the new POW/MIA seat at the stadium in Foxboro. I don't know if I have ever been prouder of the team I have followed for 40+ years. If you are not familiar with Bob Kraft, Patriots owner, he is a great guy. Was a season ticket holder during some of the worst Patriots seasons. At one point, the owner was one of the Busch family and it seemed as if the team would move to St Louis (the Cardinals had gone to AZ...
  • Tillman Cover-Up Admitted (CBS and MSM couldn't get enough of this story in 2007)

    10/26/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT · by CreviceTool · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2007 | Editors
    Bryan O'Neal, Pat Tillman's fellow Ranger and Army Specialist, admitted to covering up from Tillman's family that his death in Afghanistan was due to friendly fire. Tillman's Fellow Ranger Admits Cover-Up
  • Video: Tillman the Skateboarding Bulldog hits the surf and snow

    09/01/2012 2:11:18 PM PDT · by jwsea55 · 13 replies
    Tillman may be the best skateboarding bulldog I have seen. He steps it up a notch in this video. He’s hitting the surf, snow and his regular fun on land. For some reason, bulldogs love skateboarding! Checkout the video.
  • Pat Tillman’s mother calls for McChrystal’s removal from White House post

    04/14/2011 11:03:08 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 04/14/2011 | Matt DeLong
    The mother of former professional football player Pat Tillman is calling for the removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his recent appointment by the White House as co-chair of a commission on military families, ABC News reports. Mary Tillman, whose son left his NFL career to become an Army Ranger and was killed in Afghanistan by friendly fire in April 2004, said McChrystal — the commander of special operations in Afghanistan at the time — was involved in the coverup of the circumstances surrounding Pat Tillman’s death and said President Obama’s appointment of the now-retired general “makes him look foolish.”...
  • Pat Tillman's Mom Accuses McChrystal of Cover-up

    08/16/2010 4:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies · 2+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Mon, Aug 16, 2010 | GREG WILSON
    Family's anger burns six years after ex-football star's deathA documentary about Pat Tillman is due out Friday and his mom is not mincing words about the scandal that followed the NFL star turned Army Ranger's death in Afghanistan. In an interview on CBS' "Early Show," Mary Tillman accuses Gen. Stanley McChrystal of peddling the story of Tillman's heroic death when he knew the soldier had been killed by friendly fire. "I wrote the book, came out in 2008, and I indicate that McChrystal was involved in orchestrating the cover-up," Mary Tillman said. "He falsified the Silver Star. He was very...
  • Jane Fonda attends premiere of ‘The Tillman Story’

    08/14/2010 11:16:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 14, 2010
    Jane Fonda -- who is still despised by some patriots for posing on top of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun during the Vietnam war -- said she loved "The Tillman Story" at its premiere party at Michael's the other night. The anti-war documentary focuses on the friendly fire death of Pat Tillman, who gave up his NFL career to fight terrorism and died in Afghanistan.
  • Pat Tillman Documentary Stirring Controversy

    08/13/2010 1:28:11 PM PDT · by woofie · 78 replies
    AOL ^ | Aug. 13 , 2010 | Kathryn Yao
    An R-rated letter from Pat Tillman's father to a general and a battle over an R-rating are among the controversies brewing in anticipation of the Aug. 20 release of "The Tillman Story." The documentary is based on the death of the Arizona Cardinals safety turned Army Ranger, who was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. Last week, Mary Tillman, Pat Tillman's mother, wrote a commentary for the Los Angeles Times, speaking out about Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, her son's death, fallen soldiers and President Barack Obama. Among other things, she emphasizes that the government should have looked into McChrystal's record...
  • Pat Tillman's mother on Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: I told you so

    08/08/2010 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 43 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 8, 2010 | Mary Tillman
    Mary Tillman speaks on Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his role in covering up the truth about her son's death.Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal was forced to retire because of remarks he made to a Rolling Stone reporter. Having read the article that led to his departure, I feel strangely validated. "The Runaway General" described by journalist Michael Hastings is exactly the arrogant individual I believed him to be.
  • Unfriendly fire

    09/27/2009 6:36:44 PM PDT · by Saije · 11 replies · 1,031+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 9/27/2009 | John Dufresne
    On Aug. 6, 2001, our vacationing president was warned by the CIA for the 36th time in eight months that Osama bin Laden was determined to strike in the United States and that recent intelligence had suggested an attack might be imminent. There were at that moment, George W. Bush was told, 70 bin-Laden-related field investigations being conducted in the country. “All right,’’ our president told the CIA officer, “you’ve covered your ass.’’ On one level, Jon Krakauer’s “Where Men Win Glory’’ represents a detailed look at the tragic tale of Pat Tillman, the football star who quit the NFL...
  • Vanity- has anyone read or reviewed Jon Krakauer's book about Pat Tillman?

    09/22/2009 6:30:16 PM PDT · by h-roark · 9 replies · 528+ views
    I believe the book just came out this month and I wanted to see if anyone on here had picked it up to read it- hopefully I posted this question in the correct forum. Curious in particular to see if it really covered Tillman's life or was an anti-war piece. I enjoyed "Into Thin Air" but I am concerned when people with little or no military experience/exposure write about the military. Thoughts? Reviews?
  • Five years ago today: Remembering Pat Tillman

    04/22/2009 5:54:40 PM PDT · by Scott Martin · 13 replies · 629+ views
    Examiner ^ | 4-22-09 | Scott Martin
    Local Phoenix take on Pat Tillman's life and heroism. Tillman is one of the few people who I consider personal heroes. His memory is worth honoring - check it out. Tillman, you will recall, performed the unthinkable for a professional athlete in the prime of his career. Shortly after the events of 9/11, Tillman walked away from a three-year, $3.6 million deal with the Cardinals to join the Army Rangers. But money never was Tillman's motivation. Remember, he turned down a three-year, $9 million contract to leave Phoenix for the St. Louis Rams in 2000. And this was while the...
  • Tillman killed in Afghanistan [Today in History 2004

    04/22/2009 9:25:18 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 4 replies · 943+ views
    CNN/SI ^ | Friday April 23, 2004
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former NFL player Pat Tillman was killed Thursday while serving as an Army Rangers soldier on a mission in southeastern Afghanistan, Pentagon officials have told CNN. He was 27. Pentagon sources confirmed that a soldier killed during an ambush on a coalition combat patrol, reported in a U.S. Central Command release, was Tillman.
  • Deployed Troops to Watch Super Bowl From FOB Tillman

    01/27/2009 4:10:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 444+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2009 – As deployed U.S. troops pull up to their TV screens this weekend to watch the Arizona Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Steelers during Super Bowl XLIII, there’s likely to be a special sense of commemoration at Forward Operating Base Tillman in Afghanistan. The remote base in Afghanistan’s Paktia province is named in memory of Army Sgt. Pat Tillman. Tillman was a three-year starter for the Cardinals, but left the team before the 2002 season to join the Army after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He became an Army Ranger and deployed to Afghanistan, where...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 25 May 2008

    05/25/2008 4:59:01 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 262 replies · 663+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 25 May 2008 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, May 25th, 2008 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Tom Cole, R-Okla., and Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Col. Michael Colburn, director "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Panel discussion of 2008 presidential election. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Howard Wolfson, campaign adviser for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton; Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.THIS WEEK (ABC): Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff; David Axelrod, campaign adviser for Sen. Barack Obama.LATE EDITION (CNN) : Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, the commander of...
  • 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...
  • Super Bowl- Video of the Declaration of Independence reading - (Wonderful!)

    02/04/2008 8:58:05 AM PST · by STARWISE · 15 replies · 459+ views
    FoxSports/YouTube ^ | 2-3-08 | Fox Sports
    This was presented just before the beginning of the Super Bowl yesterday, a Fox Sports Super Bowl tradition. Speakers include: Jim Brown, Don Shula, Roger Staubach, Marie Tillman (widow of Pat), Ronnie Lott, Ozzie Newsome, Teddy Bruschi, Paul Tagliabue, Lovie Smith, Steve Largent, Peyton Manning, Tony Dungy and more. Well done and moving.