Patrick Tillman known as a football player is listed in the army and he provides his services to Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he was murdered during his duty and the news spread out that he was killed by fire. To know the complete mystery of Patric’s murder read this post completely.
Who Is Patrick Tillman?
Tilman was born on 6 November 1976, in Fremont California, his parents were Mary and Patric Kevin Tilman. His real name is Patrick Daniel Tillman Jr. He completes his education at Leland High School. To make a professional career in football he join Arizona State University in 1994 and there he performed well.
He won Pac-10 Defensive player of the year and Rose Bowl. In his small career in football he collected many prizes such as the Clyde B. Smith Academic Award in 1996 and 1997 the Sporting News Honda Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1997 and the 1998 Sun Angel Student-Athlete of Year.
In 1998, he start his career professionally as a player and was picked up by Arizona Cardinals in the National Football League draft. After a good performance in his rookie season, he was signed by St. Louis Rams for $9 million for five years.
But he never imagine his career is too short in football as he played only 60 games. His score was 340 tackles, 2.6 sacks, 37 yards, and 3 fumble recoveries. In 2002, he get a notice from the U.S. army, in which he offered $ 3.4 million for three years and he accepted that.
Why Did Patrick Tillman Recruit into Miltary?
Tillman has an older brother Kevin, both were recalled to the army together in 2002 because of the 9/11 attack. During the training, they stayed together, and then both were assigned by the 2nd Ranger Battalion, Fort Lewis, Washington. Then Patrick transferred to Iraq in 2003. There he completes his graduation also.
In 2004, he transferred to Afganistha, at FOB Salerno. There he was murdered brutally by enemies, and other Afghan soldiers were also killed during this fight, David Uthlaut was also wounded.
Patrick Tillman’s Death Story
When he entered in army appointed with a group that kept helping Jessica Lynch because she is in big trouble. And Iraq doctors give their best to rescue her, as she recover gave a surprising statement to the media.
“I’m still confused as to why they chose to lie and try to make me a legend when the real heroics of my fellow soldiers that day were legendary,” she said, insisting that the sensationalization was unnecessary. “The truth of war is not always easy to hear but [it’s] always more heroic than the hype.”
As Tillman died in 2004, and Army claimed that he was killed by enemy fire, in Khost Province of Southeastern Afghanistan. But his family and friend described him as a real hero because he have many commanders’ life before dying. Tillman was awarded Silver Star and Purple Heart after death.
What Comes Out During Investigations?
To hear this unbearable story his family and fans were not satisfied and they wanted an investigation. The army come forward to investigate deeply and a surprising announcement did by the army. They announced that Patrick was not killed by enemies but shot b some other soldiers, who were with him.
After listening to all this his mother answered, “Oh, they knew immediately. It was pretty evident right away. All the other soldiers on the ridgeline suspected that that’s exactly what happened.” According to the army, he was shot three times in the head from a very close range, and no signs were spotted of enemy fire. The question arises why American soldiers killed Patrick.
Army doctors said his body was suspicious and they failed to get some clue from his wounded. Because what they find is, that “the medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as described.” But doctors said he was shot from only 10 yards away and his other thing of personal use like his military dress was burned. Soldiers who were present there at that time were ordered to keep quiet.
Patrick’s brother Kevin was also at the same location, but unfortunately not present at the spot. Patrick’s mother and brother fight many times for investigation so that they get a whole real story of her son’s death. But Mary Tillman, his mother described the army as “They had no regard for him as a person,” Mary Tillman said. “He’d hate to be used for a lie.”
Jon Krakauer who wrote Tillman’s biography “Where Men Win Glory” described that Tillman said, “I don’t want them to parade me through the streets .” Soldiers said that Patrick was a good personality and speakers everything that he thought about anyone. This habit creates enemies in the army.
Before death, he had a plan to put his view with Noam Chomsky on the television show. In 2007, it proved that “Army attorneys sent each other congratulatory e-mails for keeping criminal investigators at bay as the Army conducted an internal friendly-fire investigation that resulted in administrative, or non-criminal, punishments.”
pat tillman became conflicted w his service and was outspokenly against the war by the end of his life when he was murdered by a us soldier. the us govt covered his cause of death and lied to his family. you disgusting cretins use his image to war monger and disrespect his values https://t.co/20IBDSHnyu
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) September 12, 2021
“This isn’t about Pat, this is about what they did to Pat and what they did to a nation,” said Tillman’s mother. “By making up these false stories you’re diminishing their true heroism. It may not be pretty but that’s not what war is all about. It’s ugly, it’s bloody, it’s painful. And to write these glorious tales is really a disservice to the nation.”
Pat Tillman saw the War in Afghanistan for the lies it is built on, and was killed by friendly fire that the Army covered up.
Not telling his whole story serves the U.S war propaganda machine. https://t.co/fQJZTQ3gmr
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) April 22, 2021
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