Tillman, who gave up a professional football career to join the Army after the 2001 terrorist attacks, was killed in what was later revealed to be a friendly-fire incident, although his family initially was given another story in which Tillman was killed by enemy forces. ...
What made the incident all the worse for the family was that Army leaders knew Tillman had been killed by friendly fire but did not tell them, which helped feed complaints from the Tillmans and other families that they were not being told the truth about war casualties.
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