Subscribe

tillman

TD originals

on

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

by on

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.On Pat Tillman's birthday, we wish to commemorate his life by republishing Truthdig's most popular piece, written by Pat's brother, Kevin Tillman.

on

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.

on

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.

on

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.

on

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.)

on

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.

on

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.

on

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.

Personalize your Truthdig experience. Choose authors to follow, bookmark your favorite articles and more.
Your Truthdig, your way. Access your favorite authors, articles and more.
or
or

A password will be e-mailed to you.

Statements and opinions expressed in articles and comments are those of the authors, not Truthdig. Truthdig takes no responsibility for such statements or opinions.