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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 22, 2012.
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Report: Medal of Honor details exaggerated

Report: Medal of Honor details exaggerated

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Marines appear to have exaggerated the details of a firefight that earned Dakota Meyer a Medal of Honor, McClatchy Newspapers report.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.
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Brolin blasts 'Tillman' R rating

Brolin blasts 'Tillman' R rating

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. star Josh Brolin, the narrator of the documentary "The Tillman Story," lambasted the film's R rating at its Los Angeles premiere.

Krakauer's new book is about Tillman

PHOENIX, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A new book about U.S. football star-turned-warrior Pat Tillman reveals soul-searching he went through before being killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.
Bush officials can't recall Tillman facts

Bush officials can't recall Tillman facts

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A U.S. congressional committee report criticized the "near universal lack of recall" by the Bush administration about the friendly-fire death of Pat Tillman.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 22, 2008.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
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Bush: Best way to honor Tillman? The truth

WASHIGTON, D.C., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush said Thursday he expects a full investigation into the death of former professional football player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.

Retired U.S. general censured

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Retired Army Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger was censured Tuesday for lying to investigators about the friendly fire death of Cpl. Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.

Tillman probe could cost general a star

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Phillip Kensinger could lose a star for his part in the investigation into the death of Pat Tillman, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Bush claims executive privilege on Tillman

WASHINGTON, July 13 (UPI) -- A House committee will hold further hearings into the 2004 friendly-fire death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.
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Pat Tillman
Foremer NFL player Pat Tillman died in Afghanistan it was announced April 23, 2004. Tillman played four seasons with the Cardinals as a safety before enlisting in the Army in May 2002 due to the events of 9/11. The The safety turned down a three-year, $3.6 million deal from Arizona at that time. Tillman is shown in an undated file photo. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Patrick Daniel "Pat" Tillman Jr. (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American football player who left his professional career and enlisted in the United States Army in June 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. He joined the Army Rangers and served several tours in combat before he died in the mountains of Afghanistan. The Army at first reported that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire, and Lieutenant General Stanley A. McChrystal approved the award of a Silver Star. The actual cause of Tillman's death was later revealed to be from friendly fire.

Tillman was born on November 6, 1976, in Fremont, California. The oldest of three sons, Tillman excelled at football in high school. He helped lead Leland High School to the Central Coast Division I Football Championship. Tillman then went to Arizona State University (ASU) on a scholarship.

Tillman was very close to his family and high school friends. He repeatedly mentioned in his personal journals during wartime service that he drew strength from and deeply valued his closest friendships, parents, wife and family. Tillman was very committed to his high-school sweetheart whom he married just prior to enlistment in the Army Rangers, Marie Ugenti Tillman. He also was very close with his brother, Kevin Tillman, who enlisted with and served alongside Pat. Marie Tillman is currently chair of the Pat Tillman Foundation, an organization providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their dependents.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pat Tillman."
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