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Pat Tillman was a hero well before his death. Moved by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he gave up a $3.6 million pro football contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army. Stationed in Afghanistan, the 27-year-old defensive back turned corporal, died in Afghanistan April 22 in a firefight the Army now says was probably friendly fire.
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Pat Tillman was a hero well before his death. Moved by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, he gave up a $3.6 million pro football contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army. Stationed in Afghanistan, the 27-year-old defensive back turned corporal, died in Afghanistan April 22 in a firefight the Army now says was probably friendly fire.
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