Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by C Robinson, Apr 23, 2004.
Wow. Brave SOB. How many could do this? 'Lot better man than I...
"In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Tillman decided to turn down a three-year, $3.6 million contract with the Cardinals to enlist in the Army"
Tragic. The truest definition of heroism and sacrifice.
Truly a decent man. Instead of pissing and whining about "only" getting $xx mil a year, their own chartered jet and luxury boxes, this guy turns down the life and defends his country.
Rest in peace, man.
One less American Hero.
God Bless Pat Tillman and His Family
Only the "good" die young.
What a shame.
A real American hero.
I hope they make a movie/book about this guy. He will always be a legend.
Great example of a hero.. and I hope others get inspired from his heroism and sacrifice.
DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: (OC) You said that, that Mrs. Bush at one point had said to the two of you, don't watch too much TV. You may be watching too much TV.
FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH, UNITED STATES: No question.
DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: (OC) You do watch?
FORMER FIRST LADY BARBARA BUSH, UNITED STATES: I watch none. He sits and listens and I read books, because I know perfectly well that, don't take offense, that 90 percent of what I hear on television is supposition, when we're talking about the news. And he's not, not as understanding of my pettiness about that. But why should we hear about body bags, and deaths, and how many, what day it's gonna happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Or, I mean, it's, it's not relevant. So, why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that. And watch him suffer.
"Arizona Sen. John McCain noted that Tillman declined to speak publicly about his decision to put his NFL career on hold.
"He viewed his decision as no more patriotic than that of his less fortunate, less renowned countrymen who loved our country enough to volunteer to defend her in a time of peril," McCain, a Republican, said in a statement...............
.................The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Tillman was distinguished by his intelligence and appetite for rugged play. As an undersized linebacker at Arizona State, he was the Pac-10's defensive player of the year in 1997.................
.............Tillman carried a 3.84 grade-point average through college and graduated with high honors in 3 1/2 academic years with a degree in marketing."
I remember reading about him when he made this desicion a while back and thinking how crazy he was for doing what he did...now looking at this tragedy one must think what an incredible human being he was...This truly brings sadness to the entire madness going on...man, my total respect goes out to this young man..I hope is family finds what they need inside to carry on....
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