Recently the 20-year war in Afghanistan came to an end. Have his given all of us time to reflect on those two decades.
We also remember the 23 hundred or so US servicemen and women who died in Afghanistan.
One of them, in particular, drew public attention. Then-27 year-old Army Ranger, and former NFL star, Pat Tillman was killed in 2004.
But that tragedy was compounded when the Pentagon apparently attempted to cover up the circumstances of his death.
It eventually was revealed that he was killed by a so-called “friendly fire.”
A few years later, Pat Tillman’s mother, Mary Tillman, wrote a book about her son and her fight with the Pentagon. And that’s when I met her.
So here now, from 2008, Mary Tillman:
Pat Tillman was posthumously awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart.