People inside and outside the football world are taking time to remember Pat Tillman on the 15th anniversary of his death on Monday.
Tillman was killed while serving in Afghanistan with the United States Army on April 22, 2004. Initial claims were that Tillman was killed in a confrontation with opposing forces, but that story was an attempt to cover up the fact that Tillman was actually killed in a friendly fire incident. A member of the Afghan militia was also killed in the incident, which was revealed after a lengthy investigation into the true events of the day.
Tillman played out the 2001 season as a safety for the Cardinals before turning down a new contract and enlisting in the U.S. Army. Tillman was the only NFL player to enlist in the armed forces in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
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