Pat Tillman was an American football player in the NFL who left a lucrative career playing for the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the U.S. Army after the terrorist attacks on September, 11th, and was killed in a friendly-fire incident during a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
After the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, Tillman was moved to examine his priorities. He elected to turn down a contract with the Cardinals and to enlist in the army after the conclusion of the 2001 season. He joined up in the spring of 2002 and trained to become an Army Ranger.
Tillman is a perfect example of somebody who put others before himself by giving up America's game to put his life on the line and serve our country. A selfess act that we should never forget.
"Somewhere inside we hear a voice. It leads us in the direction of the person we wish to become. But it is up to us whether or not we choose to follow" - P.T.