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AP / Susan Walsh

Dishonoring Pat Tillman

Veterans were honored all across America Thursday, while the most famous veteran of our ongoing wars continues to be dishonored.

Posted on Nov 11, 2010 READ MORE


Pat and Kevin Tillman
Courtesy of the Tillman Family

Happy Birthday, Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman’s birthday is Nov. 6, and we wish to commemorate his life by republishing Truthdig’s most popular piece, “After Pat’s Birthday,” written by Pat’s brother, Kevin Tillman.

Posted on Nov 6, 2009 READ MORE


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Army Apologizes to Tillman Family

Nearly three and a half years after Pat Tillman’s death, the Army has issued a formal mea culpa to his family, admitting through Secretary of the Army Pete Geren on Tuesday that his family’s grief “was compounded by the failing of his Army” with respect to its duty to inform families quickly and thoroughly about their losses.

Posted on Aug 1, 2007 READ MORE


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rawstory.com

Rumsfeld to Testify on Tillman Death

The Raw Story is reporting that former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday to answer questions related to the killing of Pat Tillman.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 READ MORE


Army to Discipline 7 in Tillman Case, ABC Reports

The Army is punishing seven officers for mishandling the Pat Tillman case, according to ABC News.  The harshest punishment reportedly is being meted out to Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger, who allegedly deceived investigators about when he knew the facts about Tillman’s death.

Posted on Jul 26, 2007 READ MORE


Kevin and Pat Tillman
Courtesy of the Tillman Family

Tillman and Kovic on War and Sacrifice

In honor of Memorial Day, Truthdig presents two of the most powerful pieces we’ve featured by two invaluable veteran voices—Kevin Tillman (pictured) and Ron Kovic—who remind us of the brutal human costs of war.  (Click here to read Kovic’s article.)

Posted on May 27, 2007 READ MORE


Congress Probes White House Over Tillman Affair

The House Oversight Committee has sent requests to the White House and Pentagon asking for all documents related to the death of Pat Tillman. The committee is investigating why the Army misrepresented the circumstances of the Ranger’s death. Key to that effort is a letter sent by a top general urging Gen. John Abizaid to warn the White House.

Posted on Apr 27, 2007 READ MORE


Paying Their Disrespects

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Posted on Apr 25, 2007 READ MORE


Ranger Ordered to Conceal Information in Tillman Case

“I was ordered not to tell them,” testified U.S. Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal on Tuesday. According to the AP, the Army Ranger was instructed by a superior to conceal information about the friendly-fire incident from Pat’s brother and fellow Army Ranger Kevin Tillman on threat of punishment.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


Testimony

Tillman Family, Jessica Lynch Challenge Pentagon Misinformation

Testifying before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform, Jessica Lynch and Pat Tillman’s brother and mother criticized the Pentagon and the government, which they said manipulated the truth for the sake of political gain.

Posted on Apr 24, 2007 READ MORE


Congress to Investigate Tillman Cover-Up

From documents already released, it has become clear that the Army acted inappropriately following the death of Pat Tillman, destroying evidence, instituting an “information lockdown” and possibly even discussing a PR strategy. Congress will now investigate the matter, with the aid of uncensored documents and testimony from the Tillman family.

Posted on Apr 20, 2007 READ MORE


Leaked Tillman Memo Warns of Bush Embarrassment

A memo addressed to Gen. John Abizaid revealed that Pat Tillman’s death probably involved “friendly fire” and warned that the president could embarrass himself by claiming other circumstances. The document, dated seven days after Tillman was killed in Afghanistan, implicates higher-ranking officers than those cited by a military investigation into a possible cover-up.

Posted on Mar 30, 2007 READ MORE


Pentagon Report on Tillman Fratricide Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

The Tillman family and members of Congress expressed disappointment at the story presented by the Pentagon on Monday during a briefing regarding the investigations into the death of Pat Tillman and the subsequent military cover-up. Read details of the report here.

Posted on Mar 27, 2007 READ MORE



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Keeping Our Demons at Bay

The Special Forces veteran and author of “Full Spectrum Disorder” explains why the media celebrate true believers such as Lt. Col. Ralph Kauzlarich who continue to fight a war that is already lost.

Posted on Mar 16, 2007 READ MORE


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AP

Army: We Misled Seven Families

The U.S. Army has concluded that it gave wrong or misleading information to the families of seven dead soldiers, including Pat Tillman, above. One step it’s taking to improve its notification process: “an $800,000 training film that highlights how grieving families react.”
Eight hundred thousand dollars. That’s not a typo.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


Rpbert Scheer

Truthdig Podcast: Electronic Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Videocast: Robert Scheer on Elections, Kevin Tillman and More

This week Truthdig Editor Robert Scheer discusses the danger of electronic voting, Kevin Tillman’s essay “After Pat’s Birthday,” and more.

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


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Tucker Carlson Defends Lies to Tillman Family

Tucker Carlson says he understands the Pentagon’s lies to the Tillman family because, as he puts it: “Telling the truth is really hard.”

Posted on Oct 26, 2006 READ MORE


Columnist: Tillman Article Emblematic of Antiwar Anger in Military

MSNBC columnist Chris Dickey reports on the growing phenomenon of antiwar sentiment bubbling up among those in uniform, like a U.S. general, and those just fresh out, like Kevin Tillman.

  • Related: Check out this story on 65 active-duty soldiers petitioning Congress to end the occupation of Iraq.

  • Posted on Oct 25, 2006 READ MORE


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    AP /Gene Lower

    Playing the Atheism Card Against Pat Tillman’s Family

    The family of slain NFL-player-turned-Army-Ranger Pat Tillman may have been irreligious, but does that mean they’re not entitled to the truth about the fratricide that killed their son? New Truthdig contributor Stan Goff, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier who has written extensively on the topic, probes for the truth.

    Posted on Jul 28, 2006 READ MORE


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