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True American Hero: Pat Tillman 1976 - 2004 [Apr. 24th, 2004|03:27 pm]
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On March 2, 2003 I wrote about Pat Tillman:

"It is refreshing to hear with all the anti-war demonstrations going on that some people still love this country as much as I do. Pat Tillman, a former Arizona Cardinal Safety walked away from a contract that paid $3.6 million over 3 years. Tillman set a Cardinals record in 2000 with 145 tackles. Despite all of this, Tillman decided to go serve with the Army Rangers and may be headed to Iraq. In my mind, this makes Pat Tillman a true American Hero."


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Thank you Pat Tillman for making me a better person.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 12:41 pm (UTC)

Words cannot explain

Words cannot explain how thankful I am for people like Pat, and all our fine soldiers fighting for our freedom.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 01:55 pm (UTC)
A true representation of the American male. I wish for all American men to step up and be counted in such a committed way in their every day lives as well as in the defense of freedom and the American way. We have much to be proud of as a nation. And much to be proud of in such a shining example of a man. No more male cowards. Let us all step into the gap a be the kind of real men that will echo throughout the halls of history. We are now in a battle for civilization - something Pat Tillman understood, and was willing to pay the ultimate price to war against.
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[User Picture]From: aeroheadxbam
2004-06-16 09:26 pm (UTC)
i totally agree with you but what about women. you talk only of males... women should get out there and fight cowardless just as any man should.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 02:20 pm (UTC)

no hero

what about all the other mothers,fathers,sisters,brothers,and children that have died. this is just one small man . what about the thousands of other this guy is no hero
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 04:23 pm (UTC)

Re: no hero

he is a hero, as well as ll the other men and women but how can you say he is not a hero?
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[User Picture]From: blonnie
2004-04-24 04:43 pm (UTC)

Re: no hero

yes, they're heros, certainly! but not many people would say they'd drop a superstar career and 3+ million dollars to join a war simply because they believed in what it stood for?
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[User Picture]From: darth_google
2005-09-09 12:22 am (UTC)

Re: no hero

Yeah, you wouldn't be saying that if he were standing next to you! The guy probably had muscles in his shit. Believe me—I was in the National Guard for a long time and the scariest thing we ever did was pee in a cup.

Look, lotsa people have sacrificed and suffered, and every once in a while one of them gets singled out and profiled. It doesn't mean no one ELSE is a hero; we're just thinking about one in particular this very second.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 02:28 pm (UTC)

A true patriot


Thank you for your service to America!
My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends>
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 02:43 pm (UTC)

Thank you Pat.

Without a doubt, a true American Hero. A man who had everything and gave it up to answer a higher calling. Thank you Pat, you have restored my hope in the American spirit.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 02:45 pm (UTC)
This country would be a much better place if there were more people like you, Pat Tillman.

There's not much that I can say that hasn't already been said, but "Thank you!"
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 04:22 pm (UTC)

pat tillman a true hero

one word- hero
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 04:25 pm (UTC)

he's my hero

my heart goes out to his family - and the the families of every other troop who has died in this conflict...pat's attitude and willingness to give up everything he had to serve his country is amazing - and a refreshing change from the usual "me me me" attitude that most celebrities & athletes have.

god bless you pat - for all you stood for and for those who stood (and still stand) to defend our country...you have my sincere appreciation.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 05:05 pm (UTC)

Thanks for killing brown people and taking their oil

We couldn't have done it without you
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 06:04 pm (UTC)

Great American

He is an inspiration to everyone. It just goes to prove that the values of duty, honor, and country are not lost.

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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 06:09 pm (UTC)

Hero

The way I see it, Pat Tillman is and was the ONLY good thing to result from 9-11.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 07:55 pm (UTC)

senseless!

How fitting for an american citizen to give up a career making millions only to die for america's money-hunger of oil...
the guy deserved much more!
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 08:19 pm (UTC)

Pat Tillman

I got to thinking about this - the terrorists have guys that don't mind blowing themselves up to accomplish their nefarious ends. Now obviously this is pretty staunch opposition, but we aren't going there; one of the basic tenets of our way of life is the value of every single human being. So what do we have to fight them with? What we have are people like Pat Tillman, who are willing to forego family, money, and creature comfort to stand up and prove that OUR way is better. God bless Pat Tillman and all those like him, and may their families be comforted knowing that they do the RIGHT thing.

MrMusik55
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 09:00 pm (UTC)
just because someone is anti-war doesnt mean they dont love our country. i love the US just as much as anyone, which is why i didnt want us to get tangled up in iraq when we had no business being there. Tillman died while serving in Afghanistan, which is a justified war. No matter what war a soldier is fighting in, they are great for serving there country either way.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-07 01:50 pm (UTC)
How the hell is the Afghanistan War justified.
We are certainly not looking for Patsy Bin Ladin, at least I hope your not.
He isnt even wanted for 9/11 http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/terrorists/terbinladen.htm
So I ask why are we there?
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[User Picture]From: moonhouse
2004-04-24 09:15 pm (UTC)

Pax Americana

haven't you people ever taken a political science class?

this is Power Realism at its best - i.e. in the guise of Idealism.

the Geist of Freedom and Decocracy will save the world from the Evildoers
give me a break

this guy did not have to die
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[User Picture]From: justgoto
2004-04-25 12:17 am (UTC)

Re: this guy did not have to die

He made a choice to risk his life out of love of his country. Surely you can understand that. Wait... Never mind.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 09:50 pm (UTC)

pat

Pat you make me thankfull to be an American. Marc D. Casarella
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-04-24 09:59 pm (UTC)

I salute you

To the friends, family, and teammates of Pat Tillman, my prayers go out to you. Your dedication to your country is only eclipsed by your sacrifice. If more people cared about things that are important, the world would be a better place. I wish I had the chance to meet you in person, so that i may shake your hand. You will never be forgotten.
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[User Picture]From: grayarcadian
2004-04-29 09:33 am (UTC)
"It is refreshing to hear with all the anti-war demonstrations going on that some people still love this country as much as I do."

Damn, I hate that.

Folks, you can love you country and disagree with it - especially in America.

That said, the loss of this soldier, as are the others we've lost, is tragic. Any place to send condolences?
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[User Picture]From: jay_m_elle
2004-05-01 12:58 am (UTC)
How is my community on your list? Please take it off.
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[User Picture]From: spam_princess
2004-06-09 05:42 pm (UTC)
"Thank you Pat Tillman for making me a better person."


How did he make you a better person? I'm not even trying to be an asshole, but what do you mean by that? Do you mean he made you a better person because he died and you didn't have to or what? *scratching head*
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-06-21 06:18 am (UTC)

True American Hero?

Pat Tillman -german ancestors- was an typical dumb American Zero, believing all what jewish zionists in media, politics, and industry made him believe, to fight for things that are not really american interests but capitalistic interests...

The USA are now such fascist as we germans were 60 years ago. Nobody likes you anymore in the world, you are a risk for peace and freedom.

Berlin Tornado
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[User Picture]From: indielushfuck
2004-07-14 08:51 pm (UTC)
freedom of who? we say we liberated them yet we are still there..."they can have thier freedom when they are ready" i did not know there were certain ways to "prepare" for freedom. FUCK WAR.
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From: (Anonymous)
2004-09-03 09:58 am (UTC)

Go Pat

I have two left wings and no legs to stand on, hence was deemed unfit for the military. So please Pat, bag a few of those Shites for me, who continue to stand in the way of Iraqi freedom and my cheap gas. Eternally grateful.
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-02-25 10:47 pm (UTC)

a hero?

I really can't believe you actually think this guy is a hero. I mean, don't they teach anything over there in the new world? Come on, do you guys honoustly feel that bombing Iraq is somehow in the best interest of your country? Forunately I know there are a lot of Americans who can think for themselves and don't stand behind some 'president' you didn't elect in the first place like some stupid sheeple. Do you know that your country that you love so much has killed at least 15000 civilians during the invasion of Iraq... so how does that make one a hero?

Aside from the killings, an unknown amount of people remains illegaly imprisoned and tortured at Guantanamo Bay and other -secret- locations. Did you know the whole current US government is striving towards world hegemony; that's polite for a world empire. Do you know your country spends a lot more on the military than the whole "axis of evil" combined? Do you know your country alone has more nuclear bombs than the REST OF THE WORLD? Do you know that those are located all over the world - including in my own country (The Netherlands)

Do you ever stop and think: "Hey, maybe the rest of the world doesn't want to be part of the Pax Americana?" Because it's really (I mean REALLY) time that you do. Did your corporate censored media show the protests when Bush visited Europe recently? If so you must have some idea what I mean.

You know, I find blogs like these to be really frightening. If there was an internet in the 1940's you'd read the same shit on Nazi-German blogs. Yes, that's a somewhat confronting comparision, but true nevertheless. I hate to say this, but you have been succesfully brainwashed by a fascist regime that wants world power by all means (slaughtering, bombing, torturing, blackmailing, threatening, etc.)

But you have the Internet; you can't say: "Wir haben nicht gewusst" (we didn't know)

You'll realize it... eventually. I just hope it's not to late; We all know the fate of a Reich.
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[User Picture]From: ophelia24
2005-07-16 10:43 pm (UTC)

Re: a hero?

Some called him a hero, I'm sure, to give his death some purpose.

Not everyone is as oblivious to the true state of things as you assume and generalize.

Many are. But many are not.
And while this entire 'war' and the reasonings behind it have been atrocious, it doens't warrant true comparison to the Nazi doctrine. It has similarities, yes, but there are far too many comparisons(regarding any topic) to that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-01-07 01:39 pm (UTC)
ahh, Jingoism at it's best.
If the army actually wanted to fight for our freedom. They would march on the District of Criminals (Washington) and take it back by force.
Unfortunately our government is corrupt and there is just to much money to be made, oil to loot and puppet governments to be installed for that to happen.
So who gets screwed and foots the bill?
You, me and courageous men like Pat.

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