Pat Tillman, poised for a promising NFL career after graduating summa cum laude from Arizona State, decided to enlist in the U.S. Army after the 9/11 attacks. Sadly, Pat was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.
Mary Tillman chronicles her family's harrowing journey through the maze of bureaucracy, red tape, and cover-ups to learn the true circumstances of Pat's death. She also recounts memories of Pat as a loving son, brother, husband, friend, and teammate- The Commonwealth Club of California
Mary Tillman is a special education teacher in San Jose, California, and is most famous for her outrage surrounding the death of her son, football player and soldier Patrick Tillman.
Mary Tillman authored Boots on the Ground by Dusk: The Remarkable Life and Death of Pat Tillman and has spoken throughout the United States to garner attention for the "unjust manipulation" of her son's death by the American army.
Mother of slain army ranger and NFL star Pat Tillman reads from her tribute to her son, Boots on the Ground by Dusk. In the excerpt, she describes and the tension between her family's belief in the honor of serving in the military and their changing moral convictions regarding various military conflicts.
Mary Tillman, author of Boots on the Ground By Dusk: My Tribute to Pat Tillman discusses her motives for writing the book. She recalls the discovery of the cover-up of her son's death as friendly fire, the secrecy and deception in the administration, and the importance of holding the government accountable to honoring the sacrifices of the soldiers.
Mother of the late Army ranger and NFL star Mary Tillman blames Donald Rumsfeld for the cover-up of her son's death from friendly fire. To prove her point, she outlines the timing of Pat's death, which coincided with the controversy of Abu Ghraib, a high death toll in Iraq, and a low approval rating for President Bush.