Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This Day in History November 6, 1976

By DoD (US Army website images collection) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Today we salute one of America's own.  On this date in 1976, Pat Tillman was born.  He excelled in football in high school, and went on to play for Arizona State University--where he also graduated with a degree in marketing in less than four years and a high GPA.  In 1998, the Arizona Cardinals drafted him.

He gave up high-paying contracts and more to enlist in the army with his brother May 2002.  On April 22, 2003, he was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.  There are still many unanswered questions concerning his death in spite of inquiries.  He paid the ultimate price for this country that he loved.

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