posted on Dec, 6 2004 @ 12:28 PM
This is what happens when our FINEST have to pay from their inferior command:
"I could hear the pain in his voice," recalled the young Ranger who had been near him. Tillman kept calling out that he was a friendly, and he
shouted, "I am Pat (expletive) Tillman, damn it!" His comrade recalled: "He said this over and over again until he stopped.
Really gets the blood boiling
I wonder if this Lt. Col. Matthew Beevers was promoted?
U.S. spokesman, Lt. Col. Matthew Beevers, said it was just one example of the dedication of all of the 13,500 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
"Specialist Tillman was clearly a patriot but I think that exemplifies ultimately the patriotism of every soldier, seaman, airman and Marine serving
in Afghanistan today ... everybody here is serving and is truly a patriot," Beevers said.
Beevers also gave a few more details about the firefight that cost the 27-year-old Tillman his life. He said it occurred at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on a
road near the village of Sperah, about 25 miles southwest of a U.S. base at Khost. After coming under fire, Tillman's patrol got out of their
vehicles and pursued the attackers, then were ambushed. Beevers said the fighting was "sustained" and lasted 15-20 minutes.
He said Tillman was killed by enemy fire, but he had no information about what type of weapons were involved or whether Tillman died immediately.
Our patriots deserve better...
"A coward dies a thousand times before their death, but the valiant
never taste of death but once" - Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
I hope one day patriot Kevin Tillman publishes his memoirs...