BLACK AND WHITE AND FULL OF CRAP
May 12, 2005 8:06 AM Subscribe
The real Pat Tilman story.
Remember Pat Tillman? Tilman the former NFL player? Tilman the war hero who died saving his mates? Sure you do!
"Tillman died trying to save fellow members of the 75th Ranger Regiment caught in a crush of enemy fire," the story went. Tillman, said a friend and comrade-at-arms, had told his fellow soldiers "to seize the tactical high ground from the enemy" to draw enemy fire away from another U.S. platoon trapped in an ambush. "He directly saved their lives with those moves. Pat sacrificed his life so that others could live." It was, as the Washington Post wrote, a "storybook personal narrative"--one recounted on hundreds of front pages and network newscasts.
It was also a lie.
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