Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Cpl. Pat Tillman


Former Arizona Cardinal Pat Tillman gave up a lucrative NFL career in 2002 to fight in Afghanistan with the elite Army Rangers. He enlisted, along with his brother Kevin, who gave up the chance of a career in professional baseball. The two brothers completed training for the elite Army Ranger school in late 2002 and were assigned to the second battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, Washington. Cpl. Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan April 22, 2004.
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Pentagon investigators find that high-ranking military officers made critical errors in reporting the friendly fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan. But officials conclude that there was no criminal wrongdoing in the death of the former

+ Defense Department Inspector General's Report on Tillman's Death (6 MB)
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