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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 10:07 PM
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I saw The Tillman Story today
http://www.tillmanstory.com /

Read the Krakauer book this summer.



It's a horrible story but also a tribute to a mom who wouldn't stop until she knew the truth and someone was held accountable.

No one has been held accountable yet.

It's an important story. See the movie. Read the book.

Here's an article in Salon about the movie: http://www.salon.com/entertainment/movies/andrew_ohehir...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 10:19 PM
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1. Rec'd. Thanks, proud. nt
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:15 AM
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2. I've started it
He's one of my favorite writers. I've read Into the Wild, Banner of Heaven and Into Thin Air.

While most of the facts have been reported before, Krakauer performs a valuable service by bringing them all together particularly those about the cover-up. The details, even five years later, are nauseating to read: After Tillmans death, Army commanders, aided and abetted by members of the Bush administration, violated many of their own rules, not to mention elementary standards of decency, to turn the killing into a propaganda coup for the American side. Tillmans clothing and notebooks were burned a flouting of Army regulations and he was fast-tracked for a posthumous Silver Star, which, as Krakauer shows, was a fraud. Members of his unit were ordered to stay silent about the manner of his death. Even part of Tillmans body disappeared. Most important, Army commanders went to great lengths to keep the facts of Tillmans death a secret and allowed the story that he died at the hands of the Taliban to flourish. The low point came at his memorial service, where he was lionized before television cameras, while officials who knew the truth stayed quiet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/books/review/Filkins-...
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:16 AM
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3. K&R
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KansasVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:23 AM
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4. In kc? Where?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 02:04 AM
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5.  Red Bridge
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 12:06 PM
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6. "No one has been held accountable yet" K&R!
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LuckyLib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:04 PM
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7. Good book. It's the lying that got me. "Members of his unit were ordered
to stay silent about the killing." How on earth, in today's world do they think that a group of young men (including one victim's brother) are going to all participate in a coverup where two individuals were murdered? Military idiocy boggles the mind.

What a sad and senseless tragedy. Out of Iraq and Afghanistan NOW!
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 03:42 PM
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10. They hid the truth from his brother too
The soldiers who witnessed the killing were ordered not to talk to his brother.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:06 PM
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8. "Not my fault. Smirk." - xCommander AWOL (R)
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 01:07 PM
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9. "Not my fault. Sneer." -xVP Dickie 'Five-Military-Deferments' Cheney (R)
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