The Pat Tillman Story

The Pat Tillman Story

Synopsis: Based on the life and death of Pat Tillman. A Pro NFL player who turned down a multi-million dollar football career, to join the Army and died by friendly fire. Early in the evening of April 22, 2004, a heavily armored vehicle in the trailing half of a split platoon came under attack from enemy fire in the rugged mountainous terrain of southeastern Afghanistan. Soldiers in a Humvee opened fire in retaliation but instead shot at fellow Rangers positioned ahead, killing Pat Tillman and an Afghan soldier standing 10 feet off Tillman's left shoulder. The former NFL safety — the Army's most celebrated volunteer took three bullets to the forehead.