Saturday, April 24, 2004

Former NFL Player Turned Army Ranger Killed in Afghanistan

Pat Tillman was killed serving as a US Army Ranger the other day. He used to play for the Arizona Cardinals and joined the Army after the events of 9.11. Here's a bit:
U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Matthew Beevers said Saturday that Tillman was killed in a firefight at about 7 p.m. on a road near Sperah, about 25 miles southwest of a U.S. base at Khost. After coming under fire, Tillman's patrol got out of their vehicles and gave chase, moving toward the spot of the ambush. Beevers said the fighting was "sustained" and lasted 15-20 minutes.

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