On Apr. 22, 2004, football star and solider Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan. The U.S. government used his death in pro-war propaganda. The family learned Tillman was killed by “friendly fire” and has bravely spoken out against the war and the cover-up, as documented in the film The Tillman Story. Learn more in an essay in Truthdig by Pat’s brother called “After Pat’s Birthday” and the book Boots on the Ground by Dusk by Pat’s mother Mary Tillman.