Pat Tillman

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Fri Apr 23 15:07:25 MDT 2004


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At 04:55 PM 4/23/2004, you wrote:
>Pat Tillman who played for the Arizona Cardinals died in Afghanistan.  The
>local media is making a big deal about it as is Hannity.
>
>Yes Tillman made a sacrifice to join the Army.  So does everyone else who
>joins any branch of the service.  They all sacrifice something to join up
>and risk their lives.  Why give Tillman all the extra attention?

For 2 reasons. First he is relatively well known. Second, how many athletes
and/or celebrities do you know of that have given up a $4M contract to
defend their country for a lousy $18K? Off hand I'd say he sacrificed more
then the average military hero and deserves a little extra notice. Perhaps
it will motivate others to follow and his legacy will go beyond the
ultimate sacrifice.

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