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This 31 x 28 custom framed picture features Patrick Tillman in his Military Uniform and on the cover of Sports Illustrated in his football uniform.  It also includes a hero quote from Bob Dylan.  Patrick was a true Patriot and this item is a great collectible for any fan of this American war hero. 


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Patrick Daniel Tillman Jr. (November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004) was an American professional football player in the National Football League (NFL) who left his sports career and enlisted in the United States Army in May 2002 in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. His service in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as subsequent death, were the subject of national attention when he was killed in action as a result of accidental "friendly fire".


Tillman joined the Army Rangers and served several combat tours before he was killed in the mountains of Afghanistan. At first, the Army reported that Tillman had been killed by enemy fire. Controversy ensued when a month later, on May 28, 2004, the Pentagon notified the Tillman family that he had been killed by fire from his own side. The family and other critics allege that the Department of Defense delayed the disclosure until weeks after Tillman's memorial service out of a desire to protect the image of the U.S. military.


Tillman was the third professional football player to be killed in combat after Bob Kalsu and Don Steinbrunner, who both died during the Vietnam War. Tillman was posthumously promoted from specialist to corporal. He also posthumously received the Silver Star and Purple Heart medals.

Pat Tillman (American Hero/Football Player) on Sports Illustrated cover

  • 31 x 28

  • Sports Illustrated Cover

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