The first thing someone would notice about Pat Tillman was not his size or athletic ability; it was his devotion to everything he loved, be it his family, friends, sport, country, or virtues. Being raised by a family with a hi...
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...l live on. Pat Tillman was a man who displayed his subjective side to everyone he encountered by being cautious and calculating at times and emotional and wise at others. He strived for ways to prove to himself, more than anyone else, that he could overcome tremendous odds to not only survive, but live life to the fullest. When the government failed Tillman’s memory, and therefore everyone he loved by not divulging the truth, the story of Tillman’s life was written in order to protect not only Tillman’s memory and his loved ones, but also people like Jessica Lynch. It is important to note, however, that the tone of this biography is not one of sadness, remorse, regret, and grief, but one that celebrates who Tillman was. During life, Pat Tillman was the embodiment of dedication and loyalty; in death, he is a man who won glory by winning the hearts of America.
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