Boots on the Ground by Dusk

Boots on the Ground by Dusk

My Tribute to Pat Tillman

Book - 2008
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On April 22, 2004, Lieutenant David Uthlaut received orders that his platoon was to leave the town of Magarah, Afghanistan, for a small village on the Pakistan border. The lieutenant protested, but the commanders disregarded his objections. By nightfall, Uthlaut and his radio operator were seriously wounded, and an Afghan militia soldier and a U.S. soldier were dead. The American soldier was Pat Tillman. The Tillman family was first informed that Pat, who had given up a professional football career to serve his country, had been shot while getting out of a vehicle; twelve days later, they were told that he was killed while running up a hill in pursuit of the enemy. Weeks afterward, they learned that he had been shot by his own troops in a "friendly fire" incident. This is a chronicle of their efforts to ascertain the true circumstances of Pat's death and the reasons why the Army gave the family and the public a false story.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Modern Times, [2008]
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781594868801
1594868808
Branch Call Number: 796.332092 T466T
Characteristics: v, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Zacchino, Narda

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Nov 15, 2010

Pat Tillman proved to be a true American hero, even though the military tried to make him a military hero which he was not. Mary's story about her son and her battle to discover the truth about his death showed the same determination which made Pat a football star. The US politicians and military shamelessly tried to cover up the details of Pat's death by friendly fire.

This book is much better than the Krakauer version. Krakauer used Mary Tillman's book as a resource.

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