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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:04 AM
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U.S. Army: We Gave Wrong Information To Soldiers' Families, Including Tillman
U.S. Army: We Gave Wrong Information To Soldiers' Families, Including Tillman
Army reviews soldiers' deaths
Posted 10/29/2006

By Gregg Zoroya, USA TODAY

A review of battlefield deaths that included the case of former pro football player Pat Tillman has concluded that the Army gave wrong or misleading information to the families of seven dead soldiers, according to the Army's casualty notification office.

Army Secretary Francis Harvey ordered the review after the media cited mistakes in several war deaths. Tillman, once a safety for the Arizona Cardinals, was an Army Ranger when he was killed in Afghanistan in 2004. His family was told he died from enemy fire, when actually fellow Rangers shot him by accident.

Col. Patrick Gawkins, head of the Army's notification office, provided findings of the review to USA TODAY. He said the review looked at about 810 deaths and found that the families of Tillman and six others were misinformed about how their relatives died.

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The findings mark the first time that the Army has released a total number of cases where next of kin were given incorrect information on causes of death.

more at:
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2006-10-29-army...

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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:06 AM
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1. Sure. Blame it on the clerk
The Tillman case was a blatant cover-up.
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:06 AM
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2. Yup, they gave them the movie script instead of the facts
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Bushwick Bill Donating Member (605 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:41 AM
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3. Re: Tillman.
Kick.
And the From The Wilderness series on Tillman is tremedous.
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/the_tillman_files.shtm...
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