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.
Both Kevin and Mary Tillman testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and criticized the government’s effort to spin a self-serving propagandistic narrative at the expense of the truth.
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AP via AOL:
WASHINGTON (April 24) – An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when he died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman’s family.
“I was ordered not to tell them,” U.S. Army Specialist Bryan O’Neal told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
He said he was given the order by then-Lt. Col. Jeff Bailey, the battalion commander who oversaw Tillman’s platoon.