April 23, 2004

Fallen Hero

Excerpted from here.

Pat Tillman, who walked away from his professional football career to join the Army Rangers, was killed in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday.

Tillman played four seasons with the National Football League's Arizona Cardinals before enlisting in the Army in May 2002. The safety turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from Arizona.

His brother, Kevin, a former minor league baseball prospect in the Cleveland Indians' organization, also joined the Rangers and served in the Middle East.

My condolences to the Tillman family, and my gratitude for their sons' service and sacrifice.

Update: Eric has a much more comprehensive post about this, including links to many background stories.

Posted by Ted at April 23, 2004 11:47 AM
Category: Military

It's just heartbreaking...but utterly inspiring at the same time.

Posted by: Lawren at April 23, 2004 09:59 PM

hi emial me please!!!

Posted by: john at November 18, 2004 03:49 PM
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