The plaque inaccurately says he was killed in an enemy ambush.
The oldest of three boys, Pat was a caring and protective brother and a natural leader with a tendency to push limits — in life, the classroom and on the field. His diligence and relentless curiosity amazed almost everyone he came into contact with.
In high school he was a star who led his high school team to a Central Coast Division I Football Championship — after he was told he was too small to ever play football. What Pat lacked in physical size he more than made up for in intensity as linebacker.
Between games, Pat earned a B. Carey School of Business, in three and a half years.
He still drove to games in the same beat up truck he had in college. He had no cell-phone. Instead he chose to read voraciously and develop, debate, and discuss his ideas with eager listeners, family and friends.
He made your passion his passion. Army with his brother, Kevin. The decision shocked many and garnered national media attention despite his refusal to speak publicly about the choice. Army that July, committing to a three-year term. His heroic efforts to provide cover for fellow soldiers as they escaped from the canyon led to his untimely and tragic death via fratricide.Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler’s Guide The Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge downstream of Hoover Dam officially opened to traffic in October Israel Del Toro, who was badly injured in Afghanistan but who has persevered to take part in competitive sports, will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Service.
Visiting Hoover Dam: A Traveler’s Guide The Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge downstream of Hoover Dam officially opened to traffic in October In his first public statements about the death of former NFL safety Pat Tillman, one of the Army Rangers involved in the friendly fire incident in .
Jake Wood, the founder and CEO of Team Rubicon, will be honored in July with the Pat Tillman Award for Service. Wood, a Marine veteran, served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a scout sniper. Pat Tillman was seen by many as an American hero. A star college football player turned pro, he walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract after the 9/11 attacks, choosing to enlist in the U.S.