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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 01:05 PM
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Ranger told to conceal Tillman info
Source: AP

WASHINGTON - An Army Ranger who was with Pat Tillman when he died by friendly fire said Tuesday he was told by a higher-up to conceal that information from Tillman's family.

"I was ordered not to tell them," U.S. Army Specialist Bryan O'Neal told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

He said he was given the order by then-Lt. Col. Jeff Bailey, the battalion commander who oversaw Tillman's platoon.

Pat Tillman's brother Kevin was in a convoy behind his brother when the incident happened, but didn't see it. O'Neal said Bailey told him specifically not to tell Kevin Tillman that the death was friendly fire rather than heroic engagement with the enemy.



Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070424/ap_on_go_co/tillman_friendly_fire
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 01:13 PM
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1. I suppose if his brother knew it was friendly fire. Just that title,
friendly fire is wrong.
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pacalo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 01:26 PM
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2. I love it when the truth sees the light of day. Finally.
Jessica Lynch sat with the Tillman family.
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RiverStone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-24-07 01:35 PM
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3. They lied about Tillman, they lied us into war, and they lie to keep it going!
How many more lies must the American people endure before this madness comes to an end?

Any defense to this bullshit is indefensible!

My heart goes out to the Tillman family - who not only gave the ultimate sacrifice for this tragic war, but then were used by the BushCo war machine as propaganda pawns.

I can't fathom what further lies must be revealed before rethugs on The Hill STOP SUPPORTING this war based on lies upon lies? :mad:
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