The Gold-Tab On My Shoulder — Didn’t Stop Friendlies from killing me

pats-2nd-batt-pic.jpg

 My name…Patrick Daniel Tillman — American

Well…where is it that I should begin?

   tillmanonthebench1.jpg  pattillman2.jpg

I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR (OR AFFIRM) THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC; THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; AND THAT I WILL OBEY THE ORDERS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE ORDERS OF THE OFFICERS APPOINTED OVER ME, ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS AND THE UNIFORM CODE OF MILITARY JUSTICE. SO HELP ME GOD.

Pat Tillman was killed by his government 3 1/2 years ago…these were his final words… 

“Cease fire, friendlies, I am Pat F**KING Tillman, damn it! Cease fire, friendlies, I am Pat F**KING Tillman, damn it! I’m Pat F**KING Tillman, I’m PAT F**KING TILLMAN! … …”

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized

2 Comments on “The Gold-Tab On My Shoulder — Didn’t Stop Friendlies from killing me”

  1. Chris Says:

    Don’t do this anymore. Do not turn a tragic accident into propaganda. I don’t agree with the war in Iraq or the “you don’t know nothin’ cause you ain’t bin there” arguement. But until you have been in a fire fight you can not possibly imagine the confussion and chaos. I don’t expect a retort nor will I endulge. Just stick to the facts of the policies and intelligence reports. There is more than enough there to make your point with out assuming what a proud American said or did before he died. There is enough spectacle without inventing one. Go easy, man.

  2. Matt Shannon Says:

    Propaganda…hmm…well, well, well…

    All I have posted are facts.

    Being Ranger qualified (the Gold-tab) didn’t stop him from being killed, friendlies or not.

    Being killed by friendly fire certainly means he was killed by someone who was employed by the Federal government, intentional or not.

    Pat Tillman did swear to “SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.”

    If you read the stories I link to — or any of the testimony given by Spc. Bryan O’Neal who was right beside him when he died — you would see that I didn’t have to assume anything. That is what he said when he died. End of story.

    Maybe you should read more about the stories you are trying to tell me I am propagandizing before you react emotionally to what I am saying.

    Besides if you think what I have to say is “propaganda” would you tell his brother the same thing? Maybe you should read the two newest posts to the blog.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: