posted on May, 4 2005 @ 03:57 PM
Let it be understood that "friendly fire" is hostile fire and that Tillman's sacrifice is no less honorable because the fire that killed him
originated from friendly forces, in this case his own platoon. Unless you have been in such circumstances, it may be impossible to understand how
such a thing can happen, but combat is at best "controlled choas," especially in the dark.
Regardless, such events are investigated and evaluated and those responsible are punished. It has happened to my unit more than once and thankfully
we were cleared of any wrong doing.
They don't call it the fog of war, for nothing.
Pat Tillman is a hero.