The Tillman Story: The Mystery and the Cover-Up

I recently attended a showing of the film, “The Tillman Story.”  This film, about the death of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
As many of my readers know, in 2002, Pat Tillman gave up his lucrative career in professional football, to join the Army.  While on duty in Afghanistan, in 2004, Tillman was killed by friendly fire.  As described on the film’s official website, “And when the government tried to turn his death into propaganda, they took on the wrong family.  From her home in Northern California, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death.”
The showing that I attended was a benefit for our local chapter of Veterans for Peace.  The chapter coordinator spoke eloquently of the horrors of war and conducted an informative and moving Q&A with the audience.
The film is currently showing in a number of theatres.  It will soon be released on DVD.
For information about Veterans for Peace, and for a link to its website, please visit the Peace and Justice Online Directory of Resources.
Here is the film’s official trailer.
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