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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tidbit Tuesday 4/22/2014 Pat Tillman Edition

Did you know 10 years ago today the nation lost an athlete, a war hero, a role model and an all around outstanding person.  Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan April 22. 2004 when his Army Ranger team was carrying out a mission.  Many people were touched deeply by this news because of Pat Tillman's story.  Pat Tillman was a football player who started his career in Tempe, Arizona.  He played linebacker for the Arizona State Sun Devil's and quickly became a fan favorite with his inspirational play and his long hair.  When Tillman graduated from ASU he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinal's.  He was then moved to safety and made an immediate impact for the Cardinal's. 
Then Pat Tillman's life was changed forever on September 11, 2001.  America was attacked by terrorist and Tillman gave up a great deal of money to enlist in the Army with his brother, who played minor league baseball for the Cleveland Indians.  Ten years later Pat Tillman's memory is still not forgotten.  The citizen's of the United States are very gracious to Tillman and all who have served in the armed forces.  RIP Pat Tillman.

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