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CPL Pat Tillman

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CPL Pat Tillman

  • Birth 6 Nov 1976 Fremont, Alameda County, California, USA
  • Death 22 Apr 2004 Spera, Khost, Afghanistan
  • Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea
  • Memorial ID 8668647

Professional Football Player, United States Army Soldier. A standout defensive back with Arizona State University during his college playing days, he was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the 7th round of the 1998 National Football League Draft. He won the starting Safety position for the team, playing the next four seasons with them, being named an NFL All-Pro in 2000. In May 2002 he voluntarily left a 3.6 million dollar professional football contract and joined the United States Army to become a Ranger in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, he was killed in action in Afghanistan in what was ultimately proved to be friendly fire. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Corporal.

Bio by: Christy from NE Arkansas


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Christy from NE Arkansas
  • Added: 23 Apr 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8668647
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Pat Tillman (6 Nov 1976–22 Apr 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8668647, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.