Sunday, November 06, 2005

Pat Tillman Died, Not in a Firefight, but by Gross Negligence or Fratricide

Pat Tillman, former Arizona Cardinals football player who enlisted in the Army after 911, was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. The inital story was that he died in a firefight with enemy forces. What proved to be true was that he was, in fact, killed by friendly fire. The Pentagon let the fabricated KIA story circulate to preserve the image of the military and to help bolster recruiting.

Read the excellent New York Times article by Frank Rich here.

Pat Tillman Foundation


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