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The 'muddy death' of Pat Tillman
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The Pat Tillman saga has long fascinated me for a number of reasons, and a new documentary released in August, “The Tillman Story,” puts this complex and melancholy drama yet again in the forefront of my mind. A quick rundown, if you’re unfamiliar with the story of Pat Tillman: Tillman was a pro-bowl safety for the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals who, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, was moved to give up his cleats and forego several million dollars to fight for his country in Iraq and Afghanistan as an Army Ranger. Along with his brother, Kevin, who himself was giving up a career as a professional baseball player, Tillman went through training and took tours to both war zones.