In 2002, he joined the U.S. Army, putting to the side a career many aren’t fortunate to experience in order to serve his country.
On April 22, 2004, Tillman was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan.
Ten years later, we remember Pat Tillman’s life, legacy, and selflessness. He did what few in his situation would probably do. In his prime, Tillman walked away from millions of dollars to put his life on the line for our country. Unfortunately, that life came to an end entirely too soon.
The Arizona Cardinals retired Tillman’s uniform No. 40. On Tuesday, that number could be found on the side of University of Phoenix Stadium, along with a reminder that Pat Tillman will never be forgotten.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 23, 2014