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Originally posted by Majic
At the risk of seeming just a tad sanctimonious, how much money a soldier leaves behind is irrelevant.
The life of a millionaire is no more valuable than the life of the poorest human being on the face of the earth.
Pat Tillman was a great American hero, but no greater than what some might think of as the least of his comrades.
Compared to the sacrifice of a soldier's life, all the money ever minted is meaningless.
Pat Tillman was not a hero because he died, or because he walked away from a lucrative contract.
Pat Tillman was a hero because he answered the call of his country.
Originally posted by phreak_of_nature
Tillman isn't a Patriot because he died. Tillman is a patriot because he held more lofty ideals then most. To him it was more important that he go and protect his country, and countrymen. It wasn't about money.
I think that he can still be an idol to children. In fact I think he makes a better idol for children then most of the spoiled brats that play in the NFL.
Originally posted by dnero6911
I wasn't using that contrast as a good option, being an idol isn't correct either.
WASHINGTON - The Army has opened a new investigation into the friendly fire death in Afghanistan of Pat Tillman, who quit the NFL to be a Ranger, officials said Monday. Army officials said Tillman's family sought additional information about circumstances of his April 22 death, but the fundamental account of the battle in which he was killed is not being challenged.
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