The Tillman Story

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 22, 2011

Seven years ago today, Pat Tillman died in Afghanistan. Today is Good Friday. It is a Good Friday to watch The Tillman Story. A radio whiner, who supports our wars ,says “The truth will make you mad”. What he doesn’t say is,  the lies make you even madder.

One of the army people said the Tillman family was so upset about this matter because of their atheism. When he came under fire, one of Cpl. Tillman’s men started to pray. Cpl. Tillman told him to quit praying, that G-d was not the problem, to stay focused on what was happening. Then he was killed, and the memorials to him were used as propaganda for the war.

Someone tells a story of Mrs. Tillman, how she finished last in a marathon. In 1996, the Olympic marathon runner from Afghanistan was injured, and ran five minutes behind the rest of the field. They both finished the course.

The Tillman family was a remarkable, determined bunch, with a high profile. One wonders how often this happens, and how often the Army gets away with murder. Pictures today from The Library of Congress

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