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Tag: 2/75 rangers

Sep.
18th

The ugly truth of Tillman

The story of Pat Tillman – the NFL player-turned-Army Ranger-turned-friendly-fire casualty – is well-known at this point. But prepare to hear more about it soon.

That’s because acclaimed author Jon Krakauer wrote “Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman.” It’s a biography of the complex (and unlikely) soldier with Fort Lewis’ 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment whose died on a remote Afghan battlefield in 2004.

The Pentagon originally announced Tillman, felled by one of his colleague’s bullets, died while charging at enemies. They fast-tracked him for the Silver Star. They wanted to glorify the man who was arguably

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