BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK: MY TRIBUTE TO PAT TILLMAN

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Re: BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK: MY TRIBUTE TO PAT TILLMAN

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156-160: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Jim Rome.

161-162: Eulogy and personal letter reprinted by permission, courtesy of Maria Shriver and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

162-163: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Senator John McCain.

164-166: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Stephen White

166-169: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Jake Plummer

169-174: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Alex Garwood.

174-175: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Richard Tillman.

175-176: Excerpt from Dan Bickley's article "Memorial Adds to Legend: In death, Tillman's life has become symbol of freedom" (May 4, 2004), reprinted by permission, courtesy of the Arizona Republic.

177-179: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Lyle Setencich

180-181: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Dave McGinnis.

182-183: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Larry Marmie.

184-185: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Terry Hardtke

185-189: Eulogy reprinted by permission, courtesy of Zach Walz.

219-221: Excerpt from Brian Cloughley's article "Lies Upon Lies Upon Lies: US Military in Crisis" (June 12, 2004) from counterpunch.com reprinted by permission, courtesy of Brian Cloughley.

221-223; 225-226: Excerpts from Brian Cloughley's personal letters and www.briancloughley.com reprinted by permission, courtesy of Brian Cloughley.

280: Excerpt from Stan Goff's article "Telling Transformative Tales: The Strange Post-Ranger Saga of Pat Tillman" (April 5, 2006) on fromthewilderness.com reprinted by permission, courtesy of Stan Goff.

283-285: Excerpt from Kevin Tillman's article "After Pat's Birthday" (October 19, 2006) from truthdig.com reprinted by permission courtesy of Kevin Tillman.

292-294: Excerpt from Michael Hirsh and John Barry's article "Military: The Hidden General Exposed: Stan McChrystal runs 'black ops.' Don't pass it on." (June 26, 2006) reprinted by permission, courtesy of Newsweek.
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Re: BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK: MY TRIBUTE TO PAT TILLMAN

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Index

Abizaid, John P., 101, 292,
302-3, 307, 313,
316-18
Abu Ghraib prison, 292
Adams, Elizabeth, 276
Afghanistan, 41-45, 52-53,
72, 109, 111, 154,
231, 233, 244-48,
307-8
Afghan Militia Force
(AMF). See Death
of Pat Tillman
Alders, Trevor, 108, 268,
288, 310
Al Zarqawi, Abu Mussab,
292-93
American Forces Press
Services news
release, 303
Arizona Cardinals,
86-87, 140, 210-11,
225
Arizona Republic, 20-21,
86, 175-76, 207
Arizona State University
(ASU), 84-86,
194-99, 205-9
Ashpole, Stephen, 267,
310
ASU, 84-86, 194-99,
205-9
Autopsy report of Pat
Tillman, 213-17,
230-31, 286-88,
312

Badame, Mary, 38, 91
Baer, Russell, 138, 145, 155,
191-92
Bailey, Jeffrey
death of Pat Tillman
and
discrepancies in
accounts, 103, 110,
112, 235
initial account to
family, 50-59, 103,
110, 235-36,
272-73
official report,
69-76
smoke grenade
canister and, 215
statement in 15-6
report, 101-2
military operations
planning and, 244
O'Neal and, e-mail to,
305-6
Scott's investigation
and, 260, 262, 269
Tillman (Kevin) and,
41, 47, 59
troop movement policy
and, 109, 246
Baker, Greg
death of Pat Tillman
and
Bailey's initial report
to family, 54-55,
57-58
Bailey's official
report, 70, 75-76
15-6 report, 102-4,
107-8, 110
Jones report, 247-48
questions of Tillman
(Mary Spaulding)
and, 309-10
Scott's investigation,
261, 310
Scott's testimony
and, 266, 268-70
smoke grenade
signal, 215
testimony of, 247,
310
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 44-46
leaving Army and, 273
as squad leader to
Kevin Tillman,
110
Ballard, Ken, 281
Barrett, Richard
Bertram, 130
Bauer, Frank, 213-14
Berger, Collin, 84-86
Bernal, Jeff, 180, 203
Bickley, Dan, 175-76
Bin Laden, Osama, 99,
244
Birch, Major, 309
Blessing, Jay, 246
Blix, Hans, 99
Boars, appearance of wild,
82-84
Bohigian, Tom, 295
Bolles, Gene, 300-301
Boxer, Barbara, 280, 295
Bret Harte Middle
School, 19-20, 122
Brown, Brian, 292, 307,
313, 316
Brownlee, Les, 232,
Buryj, Jesse, 238, 281
Buryj, Peggy, 238-39
Bush, George H.W., 36
Bush, George W., 30,
98-99, 224,
229-30, 291, 293,
297
Bush, Hans, 314
Bux, Robert, 286-88, 290

Caldwell, General Bill,
293
Camp Lejeune (North
Carolina), 34
Caruso, James, 217, 219,
226, 230-31, 286,
312, 315-16
Casey, George, 319
CENTCOM, 53, 72, 101,
317
Chapman, Marcelle, 145
Chen, Colonel, 74, 156
Cheney, Dick, 99, 292
Chomsky, Noam, 99
Clark, Wesley, 298-300,
318
Cloughley, Brian, 219-26
Code Pink, 317
Coli, Steve, 226, 231-34,
244
Collier, Rob, 277-78
Congressional Oversight
and Government
Reform
Committee
hearings, 300-304,
307-14, 316-21
Cornwell, Patricia, 95, 100
Corrie, Rachel, 67
Criminal investigation
division (CID)
report, 279,
289-91, 306, 310-12
Cross Functional Team
(CFT) commander,
250-52, 254-55,
265-66

Dando, Pat, 155
Davis, Tom, 307, 316, 319
Death of Pat Tillman
Afghan Militia Force
soldier killed with,
43-44, 54, 70, 105,
192, 235, 247-49,
290, 307
American Forces Press
Services news
release, 303
Arizona Republic and,
20-21
autopsy report, 213-17,
230-31, 286-88, 312
Baer's account, 191-92
Bailey and
discrepancies in
accounts, 103, 110,
112, 235
initial account to
family, 50-59, 103,
235-36, 272-73
official report, 69-76
smoke grenade
canister and, 215
statement in 15-6
report, 101-2
Baker and
Bailey's initial report
to family, 54-55,
57-58
Bailey's official
report, 70, 75-76
15-6 report, 102-4,
107-8, 110
Jones report,
247-48
questions of Tillman
(Mary Spaulding)
and, 309-10
Scott's investigation,
261, 310
Scott's testimony,
266, 268-70
smoke grenade
signal, 215
testimony of, 247, 310
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 44-45
brother-in-law Alex
and, 22-26, 37
learning of and
coping with,
114-18, 120-22,
129, 133, 152-53,
163, 169-74
brother Kevin and
account of, 41-48,
110-11, 220-21
Bailey's initial
account to family,
50, 53, 59-60
congressional
hearings, 300-302,
305 criminal investigation
division report,
289-91
criticism of,
regarding
repatriation
ceremony, 255-56
friendly fire
classification,
22-25, 37-38, 40,
45-47
memorial service,
146, 148, 155, 163
phone call home,
124-26
return of body, 136,
138, 145-48
Scott's investigation,
232-33, 259-61
testimony to Jones,
260-61
brother Richard and
Bailey's initial
account to family,
50, 53-54, 56,
59-60
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305
criminal investigation
division report, 289
eulogy, 174-76
friendly fire
classification,
22-23, 37-38, 45
learning of and
coping with,
119-24, 126,
128-30, 136-37
memorial service,
146-47, 155, 174-76
burning of belongings
and, 236, 250, 264,
311-12
Bux-DiMaio letter,
286-88
changes in training
procedures and,
promise of, 58-59
congressional
committee
hearings, 300-304,
307-14, 316-21
court-martial of
soldiers involved
in, family's
question about, 74
CPR references and,
279, 287, 302, 312
criminal investigation
division report,
279, 289-91, 306,
310-12
criticism of Tillman
family and, 255,
281, 302
defibrillator references
and, 217-19
family's reaction and
adjustment to, 1-2,
40-41, 61-63,
114-26, 128-29,
132-33
father and
Bailey's initial account
to family, 50
Bailey's official
report, 70-76
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305, 318
criminal investigation
division report, 289
eulogy, 190-91
friendly fire
classification, 25
learning of and coping
with, 117-19, 128
memorial service,
145-47, 190-91
trip to and from
official briefing on,
61, 63, 65-66, 95
field hospital report,
239-40, 302, 312
15-6 report, 74-75,
101-10, 237
first days after, 133-38,
144-48
first months after, 19-36
as fratricide, 46, 72-73,
127, 221, 277, 279,
291-92, 299, 303-4
friendly fire
classification,
20-26, 37-38, 73, 298
generals investigated in
regard to, 289
green markings from
bullets, 250, 264
Grossman's
investigation,
276-81
IG agents' interview,
315-16
investigation of role in
cover-up, 289
Jones and
discrepancies, 278
investigation of role
in cover-up, 289
report, 234-38,
249-50, 253-57,
294-95, 297-98,
306-8, )10-11,
313-14
Scott's testimony,
262-75
Los Angeles Times article
about, 233-34
McChrystal and
investigation of role
in cover-up, 289
Jones report, 295
P-4 memo, 291-92,
295-98, 303, 314
media's interest in, 136,
238
military lies about, 103,
112, 214, 217-21,
319-20
mother and
belongings returned
to, 67, 76-78, 94
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305
criminal investigation
division report,
289-91, 306
Jones report, 249-50,
306
learning of and
coping with, 1-2,
114-26, 135
memorial service,
146-48, 150-53,
152-53, 199-200,
211
questions
surrounding,
227-29, 307-14
trip to and from
official briefing
on, 61-66, 95,
100-110, 113
Nixon's account, 71-75,
103, 106, 112
O'Neal and
Baer's account, 192
Bailey's initial
account to family,
54-56, 236
congressional
hearings, 303-4
criminal investigation
division report, 312
15-6 report, 104, 106
Scott's testimony,
303-4, 310, 312
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 43-45
Waxman's
conclusion, 320
orders of last mission
and, 41-42, 52-53,
109, 172, 244, 282,
307
P-4 memo, 291, 295-98,
303, 314, 317
patrol clash and, 225-26
psychological
evaluation, 240
questions surrounding,
family's, 227-29,
307-14
redacted documents,
101, 104, 243-44,
294, 313
repatriation ceremony
and, 255-56
return of body and, 46,
138, 145-48
Salt Francisco Chronicle
article about,
277-78
Saunders and
15-6 report, 110
Jones report, 244-45,
249-53, 255
Scott's testimony,
265-66, 273
testimony of, 257
Tillman's (Mary
Spaulding)
questions about,
307-9 Scott and
investigation by,
initial, 232-33,
258-61, 276
testimony of,
262-74, 276
separate military
briefings of, 234
smoke grenade signal,
44, 56, 71, 106, 215,
235
soldiers' testimony, 237,
248-53
Spaulding's (Mike)
reaction to, 48
spinning of, by military,
313
splitting of platoons
issue and, 109
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 41-48,
110-11, 220-21
uncle Mike and
Bailey's initial
account to family,
53, 58-59
Bailey's official
report, 72, 75-76
Jones report, 234-35
learning of and
coping with,
62-63, 120-26, 128
memorial service,
146-48, 155
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 48
trip to and from
official briefing
on, 61-63, 95,
100-110, 113
unredacted documents,
306-7 Uthlaut and
Bailey's initial account
to family, 51-55
Bailey's official
report, 70
15-6 report, 109-10
Jones report,
244-46, 250-53,
255, 307-8
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 41-45
Waxman's conclusions,
320-21
wife and
autopsy report, 214,
231, 286
Bailey's initial
account to family,
50, 53, 56, 58-60
Bailey's official
report, 72-73, 75
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305 criminal investigation
division report, 289
field hospital report,
239
friendly fire
classification,
22-24, 45
learning of and coping
with, 40-41, 78,
115-16, 129
memorial service,
146, 152-53, 155, 163
return of body, 137,
145-46
Dennis, Kirby, 108-9,
244-45, 251-52, 255,
266-67, 307, 309
DiMaio, Vincent, 286-88
Dover Air Force Base
(Delaware), 136-38
Duran, Tony, 66-67, 69,
124, 126, 128

Elliott, Stephen, 267, 310
Escobedo, Jorge, 286
Eulogies of Pat Tillman
Bernal, 180
Garwood (Alex), 169-74
Hardtke, 184-85
Hechtle Jeff), 182
Hill, 180
Marmie, , 82-83
McCain, 162-63
McGinnis, 180-81
Plummer, 166-69
Rome, 156-60
Schwartz (Chad),
176-77
Setencich, 177-80
Shriver, 161-62
Tillman (Patrick),
190-91
Tillman (Richard),
174-76
Ugenti (Paul Jr.), 190
Ugenti (Paul Sr.), 190
Walz, 185-90
White (Steve), 163-66

Farrisee, Gina, 316
Ferguson, Bob, 210, 214
Field hospital report of Pat
Tillman's death,
239-40, 302, 312
15-6 report on Pat
Tillman's death,
74-75, 101-10, 237
Fish, Mike, 28,
Foley, Anthony, 312-13
Fort Benning (Georgia),
97-98
Fort Bragg (North
Carolina), 259, 324
Fort Lewis (Washington),
45-46, 99, 259
Frank, Justin, 224, 230-31
Fratricide. See also Death
of Pat Tillman
Ballard (Ken), 281
Bury; (Jesse), 238-39,
281
Hellerman (Brian), 288
Kesterson (Eric), 281
military protocol for, 73,
236-37, 250, 311, 314
Tillman (Pat), 46,
72-73, 127, 221,
277, 279, 291-92,
299, 303-4
Tyson (Andre), 281
Freedom of Information
Act, 101
Friendly fire, 20-26,
37-38, 73, 226, 298,
See also Fratricide
Frye, Mary Elizabeth, 175
Fuller, Thomas, 46, 250-
53, 256, 307, 312

Garwood, Adam, 129
Garwood, Alex
Audie Murphy Award
for Pat Tillman
and, 212
children of, 87-88, 129,
152-53
death of Pat Tillman and
learning of and
coping with,
22-26, 37, 114-18,
120-22, 129, 133
memorial service,
152-53, 163, 169-74
enlistment of Tillman
brothers and,
142-43
eulogy of Pat Tillman
and, , 69-74
Setencich and, 177
Tillman (Mary
Spaulding) and,
22-26, 37, 114-, 8,
121-22, 129
Garwood, Christine
Ugenti, 22, 78, 87,
129, 133, 142-43
Gaylord, Robert, 314
Geneva Convention, 249
Geren, Pete, 319
Gimble, Thomas, 303-4
Godec, Eric, 308
Goff, Stan, 280, 282, 286,
288-91
Grassley, Chuck, 276
Greer, jim, 136
Greer, Sherri, 122, 124,
128, 132, 135-36,
282-83, 298
Grossman, Brian, 276-82,
289, 291

Haase, Jason, 124, 126, 128
Hamre, John, 293
Hardtke, Terry, 184-85
Hargis, Michael, 234,
266-68, 273
Hayes, Woody, 208
Hechtle, Jeff, 79-80, 182
Hellerman, Brian, 288
Hodne, David, 260, 276,
282, 307
Honda, Mike, 275-76,
280, 306
Human Resource
Command (HRC),
315
Hussein, Saddam, 36,
98-99, 292

IG agents interview,
315-, 6
Improvised explosive
device (IED), 43
Iraq, 36, 98-99, 111

Jackson, Jeffrey, 43, 308
Jalaluddin Haqqani, 244
Jannone, Michelle
memorial service for
Pat Tillman and,
155
Tillman (Mary
Spaulding) and, 37,
47-50, 119-20,
124, 135, 151
Tillman (Richard) and,
24, 40, 45, 56
Jefferies, Dale, 279
Johnson, Rodney, 303-4
joint Special Operations
Command
(JSOC), 292-94
Jones, Gary
death of Pat Tillman
and
discrepancies, 278
investigation of role
in cover-up, 289
report, 234-38,
249-50, 253-57,
294-95, 297-98,
306-8, 310-11,
313-14
Scott's testimony,
262-75
Goff's article and, 280
Tillman's (Kevin)
testimony and,
260-61

Kauzlarich, Ralph,
276-770 279,
281-82, 302, 310
Kelley, Martha, 298-99
Kensinger, Philip R. Jr.,
156, 221, 232, 289,
292, 299, 307, 318
Kesterson, Dolores,
229-30, 281
Kesterson, Erik, 229-30,
28,
Khost (Afghanistan), 42,
52-53, 72, 109, 307
King, Martin Luther Jr.,
19, 181
Krakauer, Jon, 279-80
Kucinich, Dennis, 276,
280

LaCava, Jude, 199
Lane, Jade, 43, 45, 70, 307
Lee, Donald, 310
Lofgren, Zoe, 275-76, 306
Los Angeles Times, 233-34
Lott, Ronnie, 144-45
Lynch, Jessica, 300-302,
320

Maben, Meri, 306
Magarah (Afghanistan),
41-43, 53, 231, 246,
308
Mallak, Craig, 217-19,
230, 236, 286, 312,
315-16
Manah (Afghanistan),
42-43, 52, 108, 231,
233, 244-46, 266
Mandt, Maura, 231
Marmie, Larry, 180,
182-83, 210
Martz, Mike, 213
McCaffrey, Patrick, 281
McCain, john, 138, 156,
162-63, 215-17,
226, 232, 275-76
McChrystal, Stanley
Brown phone call and,
313
death of Pat Tillman
and
investigation of role
in cover-up, 289
Jones report, 295
P-4 memo, 291-92,
295-98, 303, 314
338
Newsweek article about,
292-94
P-4 memo, 318
McCloskey, Don, 121
McGinnis, Dave, 180-81,
210
McGrath, Christie,
153-54
McGrath, Judy, 135-36,
151,153-54, 288
McGrath, Neal, 153-54,
288
McGraw, Ken, 293
Melbourne, Peggy and Syd
in days after Pat
Tillman's death,
21-22, 132, 135-36,
144, 321
homecoming of Pat and
Kevin Tillman
and, 98
Spaulding (Mike) and,
62, 120-21
Tillman (Mary
Spaulding) and,
90, 93, 115-16, 136
Memorial services for Pat
Tillman, 136, 138,
155-91, 199-200,
211
Meredith, Karen, 281
Mica, john, J18
Monument to Pat
Tillman, 321-22
Myers, General, 316

Navarro, Carmen, 193-94
New Almaden
(California), 3,
8-9, 82, 87, 321
Newsweek, 292-94
NFL draft, 210
Nixon, James C. (Craig),
69, 71-75, 103, 106,
112, 247, 262, 289
Noble, Eric, 80

Olbermann, Keith, 318
Olson, Vice Admiral Eric
T., 313
O'Neal, Bryan
Bailey's e-mail to,
305-6
death of Pat Tillman
and
Baer's account, 192
Bailey's initial
account to family,
54-56, 236
congressional
hearing, 303-4
criminal
investigation
division report,
312
15-6 report, 104, 106
Scott's testimony,
264
testimony, 303-4,
310, 312
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 43-45
Waxman's
conclusion, 320
mentoring by Pat
Tillman and,
240-41
phone call from Mary
Spaulding Tillman
and, 278

P-4 memo, 291, 295-98,
303, 314, 317-18
Patrol clash, 225-26
Pat Tillman Foundation,
238
Pavlik, James, 289-91
Pearl Harbor, 34, 158
Pentagon, 319-20
Plummer, Jake, 166-69
Pro football combine,
209

Rangers (Army), 28, 41,
66, 69, 74, 97-98,
103, 244, 247, 298
Rapallo, Dave, 316
Repatriation ceremony,
255-56
Robinson, Adam, 99
Robinson, Lieutenant
Colonel John, 303
Rocket-propelled
grenades (RPGs),
43, 246
Roethke, Peter, 312-13
Rome, Jim, 156-60
Rose Bowl and Parade,
207-8 Rucker, Darius, 166, 176
Rules of Engagement
(ROE), 248, 290,
310, see also photo
insert
Rumsfeld, Donald, 291,
293, 297, 302, 307,
316-18

St. Louis Rams, 213-14
San Francisco Chronicle,
277-78
San Jose Mercury News,
229
Saunders, William
death of Pat Tillman and
15-6 report, 110
Jones report, 244-45,
249-53, 255
Scott's testimony,
265-66, 273
testimony of, 257
Tillman's (Mary
Spaulding)
questions about,
307-9 Hodne and, 282
immunity for perjury
and, 253
order to move and split
troops and, 265-66
Sayre, Kellett, 102-4, 235,
248, 278, 291
Scheer, Robert, 241-45,
249, 251, 253, 258,
261
Schwartz, Chad, 176-77,
200
Schwartz, Sergeant
James, 312
Schwartz, Karen, 176-77,
200-201
Schwarzenegger, Arnold,
137
Scott, Richard
death of Pat Tillman and
investigation of,
232-33, 258-61,
276, 291, 310
testimony of, 258,
262-74, 276
Tillman (Kevin) and,
259-61
2nd Ranger Battalion, 41,
69, 259
September 11, 2001,
terrorist attacks,
29, 88
Serial One (platoon
section), 41-45, 54,
76, 110, 248, 252,
308-10
Serial Two (platoon
section), 41-45,
245-47, 252, 308-10
Setencich, Lyle, 177-80
75th Ranger Regiment,
41, 74, 259, 286
Shays, Christopher, 276
Shriver, Maria, 137-38,
156, 161-62
Skelton, Ike, 276
Smoke grenade signal, 44,
56, 71, 106, 215, 235
Snyder, Bruce, 204-5, 207
Spalding, Lannie, 90, 93,
149-50, 156,
192-93, 211-12
Spalding, Richard M., 31,
34-35, 321
Spalding, Richard (Rich),
3, 31-33, 139-44,
153
Spalding, Stephen
(Mike)
Cloughley's article and,
223-24
death of nephew Pat
and
Bailey's account and
report, 53, 58-59,
72, 75-76
Jones report, 234-35
learning of and
coping with,
62-63, 120-26, 128
memorial service,
146-48, 155
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 48
trip to and from
official briefing
on, 61-63, 95,
100-110, 113
enlistment of nephews
into Rangers and,
26-30, 121-22,
141-42
Melbournes' attempts
to contact, 62,
120-21
Memorial Day visit to
sister's, 48, 50
sister Mary Tillman
and, 5, 26-27, 29,
48, 50, 61-63,
100-101
visit to Arizona State
University and,
195-97
Spaulding, Victoria, 5, 7,
92-93, 111, 114,
144, 151, 155
Special Mission Units
(SMUs), 293
Special Operations Target
Interdiction
Course (SOTIC),
259
Squad automatic weapon
(SAW), 103, 288
Stoddard, Katie and Tom,
90, 93, 127, 135,
149-50, 156,
192-93, 211-12
Sutter, John F., 101
Sweet, Thomas, 305

Tacoma (Washington),
66, 99-100
Tactical Operations
Center (TOC),
41-42, 244, 253,
308-9 Tafoya, John, 310
Taliban, 41, 244
Thani (Afghan Militia
Force soldier),
43-44, 54, 70, 105,
192, 235, 247-49,
290, 307
Tillman, David, 34
Tillman, Hank, 8-9, 34
Tillman, Joan, 136
Tillman, Kevin
in Afghanistan, 41-45,
154, 233
autopsy report for Pat
Tillman and,
214-15, 231
Bailey and, 41, 47, 59
brothers and
Pat, 4-8, 12-13, 68-69,
111, 118, 202-4
Richard, 10, 98, 118
childhood of, 4-13, 64,
11-13, 202-3
death of brother Pat and
account of, 41-48,
110-11, 220-21
Bailey's initial
account, 50, 53,
59-60
congressional
hearings, 300-302,
305
criminal
investigation
division report
and, 289-91
criticism of
regarding
repatriation
ceremony, 255-56
friendly fire
classification,
22-25, 37-38, 40,
45-47
memorial service,
155, 163
phone call home,
124-26
return of body, 136,
138, 145-48
Scott's investigation,
232-33, 259-61
testimony to Jones,
260-61
viewing body and,
decision about,
146, 148
deployment of, 110-11,
121
enlistment into
Rangers by, 27-31,
41-43, 118, 141-43
journal of, 118
Kauzlarich and, 277
Memorial Day weekend
visit to mother's,
20, 40-48, 50
military transfer of, 277
mother and, 11-13,
27-28, 67, 116-17,
122, 124-26, 146,
148, 283-86
return home from
Afghanistan,
138-39, 150-51
Rome's words about,
159-61
Scott and, 259-61
skydiving of, 95-97
Truthdig.com article
by, 283-86
wedding of brother Pat
and, 89-91, 94
Tillman, Marie Kathleen
Ugenti
in Arizona, 86
community service and
custody of Pat
Tillman and, 81-82
dating and engagement
to Pat Tillman
and, 78-79, 84-86,
87, 238
death of husband and
autopsy report, 214,
231, 286
Bailey's initial
account to family,
50, 53, 56, 58-60
Bailey's official
report, 72-73, 75
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305
criminal investigation
division report
and, 289
field hospital report,
239
friendly fire
classification,
22-24, 45
learning of and coping
with, 40-41, 78,
115-16, 129
memorial service,
146, 152-53, 155, 163
return of body and,
137, 145-46
Dover trip of, 137
enlistment of hush and
into Rangers and,
28
flag presentation to, 191
Fort Benning visit of, 98
Jefferies and, 279
Krakauer and, 279-80
memorial service for
husband and, 136
mother-in-law and, 20,
23-24, 40-41,
47-48, 67-68, 115,
132-33, 136-37, 217
return of husband from
Ranger School
and, 66
Tacoma home and,
99-100
Tombstone trip of, 85
wedding of, 77-78,
88-94
Tillman, Mary, 34, 93-94
Tillman, Mary Spalding
(Dannie)
aunts and
Katie, 90, 93, 127,
135, 149-50, 156,
192-93, 211-12
Lannie, 90, 93,
149-50, 156,
192-93, 211-12
Bailey's initial report
and, 272-73
Birmingham trip of, 127,
148, 192-94, 211-12
brothers and
Mike, 26-27, 29, 48,
50, 61-63, 100-101
Rich, 139-44, 153
Bux-Di Maio letter and,
286-88
childhood of, 17-18,
31-34, 208
Clark and, 298-300
Cloughley and, 219-26
daughter-in-law Marie
and, 20, 23-24,
40-41, 47-48,
67-68, 115, 132-33m
36-37, 217
death of son Pat and
belongings returned
to, 67, 76-78, 94
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305
criminal investigation
division report,
289-91, 306
15-6 report and,
101-10, 237
Jones report, 249-50,
306
learning of and
coping with, 1-2,
114-26, 135
private memorial
service, 155-91,
199-200, 21 I
questions
surrounding,
227-29, 307-14
trip to and from
official briefing
on, 61-66, 95,
100-110, 113
visitation service,
147-48, 150-53
enlistment of sons into
Rangers and,
27-31, 141-43
flag presentation to,
191
Fort Benning visit with
sons and, 97-98
Garwood (Alex) and,
22-26, 37, 114-18,
121-22, 129
Goff and, 280
Greer and, 122, 124,
132, 282-83, 298
Grossman and, 135,
276-82
husband and, former,
3-4, 21, 61, 65-67,
72, 88, 95
Jannone and, 37, 47-50,
119-20, 124, 135
Kelley and, 298
Kesterson and, 229-30
Krakauer and, 279-80
Los Angeles Times
article and, 233-34
Melbourne (Peggy)
and, 93, 115-16, 136
mother and, 5, 7, 92-93,
111, 114, 144, 155
Navarro and, 193-94
O'Neal and, phone call
to, 278
Pentagon and, 320
Scheer and, 241-44,
249, 251, 253, 258,
261
as soccer mom and
coach, 10-15
son Kevin and, 11-13,
27-28, 67, 116-17,
122, 124-26, 146,
148, 283-86
son Pat and
Audie Murphy
Award for, 212
football games of,
205-9
going-away party for,
84
letter from Arizona
State University,
198-99
Mother's Day e-mail
from, 111-12
visit to Arizona State
University and,
195-97
wedding of, 88-94
son Richard and, 9, 24,
27, 128-30,145,
175-76
teaching job of, 19-20,
113-14
Tombstone trip of, 85
Washington Post meeting
and, 231-32
Zacchino and, 242-44,
249, 251, 253, 258,
261
Zucchino and, 233-34
Tillman, Patrick
Audie Murphy Award
for son Pat and,
212
death of son Pat and
Bailey's initial
account to family,
50
Bailey's official
report, 70-76
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305, 318
criminal investigation
division report
and, 289
eulogy, 190-91
friendly fire
classification, 25
learning of and
coping with,
117-19, 128
memorial service,
145-47, 190-91
trip to and from
official briefing on,
61, 63, 65-66, 95
enlistment of sons in
Rangers and,
142-43
flag presentation to, 191
Krakauer and, 279-80
letters to military and,
275-76
military medals of son
Pat and, 72, 191
skydiving of, 95-97
as soccer coach, 14
son Pat and, 4, 9, 91,
206-7
Tombstone trip of, 85
wife and, former, 3-4,
21, 61, 65-67, 72,
88, 95
Zucchino and, 233-34
Tillman, Patrick Daniel
(Pat). See also Death
of Pat Tillman;
Tillman, Mary
Spaulding (Dannie),
son Pat and
in Afghanistan, 111,
244-48
with Arizona Cardinals,
86-88, 140, 210-11
at Arizona State
University, 84-86,
194-99, 205-9
ashes of, scattering, 238
Audie Murphy Award
and, 212
Bauer and, 213-14
bookstore incident and,
68-69
broken ankle incident
and, 200-202
brothers and
Kevin, 4-8, 12-13,
68-69, 111, 118,
202-4
Richard, 10, 86, 98,
118, 201, 205-6
childhood of, 3-18,
63-65, 130-31,
200-203, 203-5
college graduation of,
209 community service of,
81-82
Corrie and, as hero, 67
cremation of, 153
dating and engagement
to Marie Ugenti
and, 78-79, 84-86,
87, 238
deployment of, 111, 121
East-West Shrine
Game and, 209
enlistment into
Rangers by, 27-31,
41-43, 118, 141-43
eulogies of, See Eulogies
of Pat Tillman
Europe trip of, 86-87
father and, 4, 9, 91,
206-7
felony assault charge
and, 80-81
football and
awards, 208-9
college team, 84-86,
194-99, 205-9
game preparation
strategies, 314-15
high school team,
203-5 Police Athletic
League, 200-201
professional team,
86-118, 210-11
journal of, 118
legacy of, 322
letter to mother from
Arizona State
University and,
1911-99
memorial services for,
136, 138, 152, 155-91,
199-200, 211
military medals of, 72,
191, 257, 297, 304,
314, 3111
monument to, 321-22
Mother's Day e-mail
from, 111-12
NFL draft and, 209-10
O'Neal and, mentoring
Of, 240-41
Pac-10 Academic
Player of the Year
Award to, 208
pro workout at Arizona
State University
and, 209-10
recruiting trip of, 114-85
retirement of football
number and, 225
roof-climbing incident
and, 7
roof repair incident
and, 39-40
in Rose Bowl, 207-8
St. Louis Rams offer
and, 213-14
school presentation on
George S. Patton
by, 16
skydiving of, 95-97
in Sun Bowl, 208-9
Tacoma home of,
99-100
Tombstone trip of, 85
Uthlaut's letter about,
240-41
wedding of, 77-711,
88-94
Tillman, Richard
brothers and
Kevin, 10, 99, 118
Pat, 10, 86, 98, 118,
201, 205-6
childhood of, 9, 10,
13-14, 14-15, 130-31
college football games
of brother and,
205-6
death of brother Pat
and
Bailey's initial
account, 50, 53-54,
56, 59-60
congressional
hearings, 300-301,
305
criminal investigation
division report
and, 289
in days following,
136-37
eulogy, 174-76
friendly fire
classification,
22-23, 37-38, 45
learning of and
coping with,
119-24, 126, 1211-30
memorial service,
146-47, 155, 174-76
enlistment and
deployment of
brothers and, 30-
31, 118, 143
father and, 9, 95-97,
124, 126
Jannone and, 24, 40, 45,
56
Lott and, 144
Memorial Day weekend
visit to mother's,
20, 40, 45, 47-50
mother and, 9, 24, 27,
128-30, 145, 175-76
Rose Bowl and, 208
Schwarzenegger and,
137
skydiving of, 95-97
Tombstone trip of, 115
uncle (Rich) and, 140-41
wedding of brother Pat
and, 89-91, 94
Truthdig.com, 283-86
Tyson, Lieutenant Andre,
281

Ugenti, Bindy, 25-26,
142-43
Ugenti, Paul Jr., 78, In
190
Ugenti, Paul Sr., 25-26,
142-43, 190
USCENTCOM, 53, 72,
101, 317
Uthlaut, David
death of Pat Tillman
and
Bailey's initial
account to family,
51-55
Bailey's official
report, 70
15-6 report, 109-10
Jones report,
244-46, 250-53,
255, 307-8
Tillman's (Kevin)
account, 41-45
letter about Pat
Tillman by,
240-41
order to move and split
platoons and,
245-46, 250-53,
255, 266, 282, 309
removal from Ranger
unit and, 309
wounding of, 303, 307

Walter, Steven, 247-48
Walz, Zach, 185-90
Washington Post, 226,
231-34, 244, 320
Watson, Diane, 317
Waxman, Henry, 300-301,
304, 307, 316, 318-21
Weapons of mass
destruction
allegation, 99
Weeks, Matt, 43, 71, 192,
264, 278, 304
White, Josh, 231-32, 238
White, Stephen, 25,
154-55, 163-66,
191, 301, 303-4
Willow Glenn Mortuary,
145
Woodward, Bob, 99
Woolridge, Jim and
Paulette, 144-45

Yellen, Howard, 313

Zacchino, Narda, 242-45,
249, 251, 253, 258,
261
Zucchino, David, 233-34
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Re: BOOTS ON THE GROUND BY DUSK: MY TRIBUTE TO PAT TILLMAN

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Pat and me just before going on a walk, 1977.

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Pat at 6-1/2 months.

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Pat in the tree in his grandma's front yard, 1986

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Kevin, Pat, and Richard, foolin' around for their dad, 1984

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Richard, Kevin, me, and Pat on our front stoop, 1983. Kevin and Pat have their light sabers. Star Wars characters and superheroes the boys drew are hanging on the door.

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Pat and Marie during their college years.

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Pat doing a handstand on our roof, summer 1995.

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Pat and me before the start of the ASU/UofA game, 1997.

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Patrick, Richard, Pat, me, Mike, and my mom at Richard's high school graduation at the Rose Garden, 1999.

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Pat, Kevin in the center, and Richard at the Arizona Cardinals San Francisco 49ers game, October 2000.

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Pat the evening of his rehearsal dinner, May 2, 2002. Pat gave people hayrides from their cars to the house.

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Richard, Pat, and Kevin on Pat's wedding day, 2002.

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Pat and his father, Patrick, the day of Pat's wedding, May 4, 2002.

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Pat and Kevin in Saudi Arabia, 2003.

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Kevin, Steve White, Pat, and two other Navy Seals relaxing in Iraq, 2003.

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Handmade chart Kevin and I took to the congressional hearing to keep the military chain of command straight.

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Provided during the Department of Defense Inspector General's briefing along with the criminal investigation division's briefing.

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U.S. ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND -- ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

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Both charts provided during the Department of Defense Inspector General's briefing along with the criminal investigation division's briefing.

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Lieutenant Colonel Michael Hargis questioned General Stanley McChrystal on behalf of Brigadier General Gary Jones. The above statement is the result of that interview. Words and names blacked-out were redacted by the government. Other annotations on the document are those of the author.

SWORN STATEMENT

1. LOCATION: Fort Bragg, North Carolina
2. DATE: 2004/12/10
3. TIME: 1430
4. FILE NUMBER: [Blank]
5. LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, MIDDLE NAME: [Delete] [Author: Michael Hargis]
6. SSN: [Delete]
7. GRADE/STATUS: [Delete]
8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS: [Delete]
9. I, [Delete] [Author: Michael Hargis], WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:

I was present for the interview by [Delete] [Author: BG Jones] of [Delete] [Author: MG McChrystal]. The interview was taped for the purpose of creating a verbatim transcript. A sworn statement, but upon playing the tape for transcription, it was determined to be defective and unintelligible.

At the beginning of the interview, [Delete] [Author: Jones] advised [Delete] [Author: McChrystal] that he had been appointed as an AR 15-6 investigating officer to look into the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of CPL Pat Tillman in Afghanistan. [Delete] [Author: BG Jones] then asked me to swear in [Delete] [Author: McChrystal] which I did by asking him to raise his right hand and "Do you swear or affirm the statements you are about to make are the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" to which he responded "Yes."

[Delete] [Author: Jones] then asked the following questions, to which [Delete] [Author: McChrystal] provided the following answers?

1) On what date were you first told that this was possibly fratricide?
I was in Qatar when I was told, about a day or two after the incident. No more than three days later.

2) Who told you? What did they say?
[Delete] [Author: Nixon] told me that they suspected fratricide at that time -- no later than 25 April. He gave me a brief overview of situation and told me that based on what he had heard, he believed there was a potential for fratricide and was investigating it. I told him that I concurred with him that an initial 15-6 investigation was appropriate.

3) Were you involved in any way in the initial notification to the family of the death?
No.

4) Were you involved in the initial decision to submit this soldier for a Silver Star? If so, how?
The Silver Star did not come through me for recommendation. Based on all I knew, I believed that CPL Tillman's actions merited a Silver Star, so I concurred with the recommendation for award. Yes, at that time I did know that fratricide was a possibility.

5) Once you became aware that this was a possible fratricide, was there a conscious decision made to not tell the family of that possibility? If so, why?
There was a conscious decision on who we told about that potential because we did not know all the facts. I did tell the senior leadership [Delete] [Author: Acting Sec. Brownley, Gen. Abizaid, LTG Kensinger, Gen. Brown] about that possibility prior to the Memorial Ceremony, because I felt they needed to know that before the Ceremony. I believe that we did not tell the family of the possibility because we did not want to give them some half-baked finding.

7) Why not tell the family, within days of the incident, that this was possibly a fratricide and that a complete investigation was pending?
I did not know there was a decision not to tell the family. They had another son in the firefight.

8) Which headquarters do you believe was responsible for telling the family that this was a fratricide?
Ranger Regiment was initially responsible for this, but then USASOC offered to backfill -- I'm not sure when that happened.

10. EXHIBIT [Blank]

11. INITIALS OF PERSON MAKING STATEMENT: [Delete]

PAGE 1 OF 2 PAGES

DA FORM 2823, DEC 1998

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9) Are you aware of anyone involved with this incident or the investigation thereof being reluctant to release that this was a fratricide? If so, who was it and what was the reluctance to release the information?
I am not aware of any reluctance of any kind on anyone's part to disclose that this was a fratricide.

10) Are you a General Court-Martial Convening Authority (GCMCA)?
I am not normally a General Court-Martial Convening Authority, although I might have been for this operation.

11) Who was your GCMCA on 22 Apr 04?
I am not sure who the GCMCA for us was at that time.

12) Do you know why the decision was made to initiate the AR 15-6 investigation at the Regimental level rather than at the GCMA level?

[Delete] [Author: Nixon] called me and told me that he was going to conduct an investigation into this incident. I told him that I agreed an investigation needed to be done and I was comfortable with his decision to do an investigation.

13) Are you aware of anyone being told not to discuss that this was a fratricide? If so, what was the reason for that instruction?
This was treated as any other incident involving a death. We did not want any speculation as to what happened, but I did not hear anyone say not to talk about this nor did I direct anyone not to say anything about this incident.

14) Were you involved in the family briefing once the 15-6 was approved? Did you provide any instructions to anyone / receive any instructions from anyone on what should be / should NOT be disclosed to the family?
I was not involved in the family briefing.

15) When was the 15-6 investigation submitted to your HQ? When did your HQ forward it to CENTCOM?
I don't recall when my HQ got the 15-6 nor do I recall when we sent it to CENTCOM. My JAG would know that.

16) Is there any other aspect of this 15-6 investigation, award submission, release of information on the incident in which you have been involved?
I was not involved in the VTC regarding this incident that took place right before the press conference. No one has ever shied away from saying that this was a fratricide, but we did want to make sure we were correct before we said it. I did send a P4 message to [Delete] [Author: Gen. Brown, Abizaid, Kensinger] about this, telling them we suspected fratricide, which I can provide to you.

AFFIDAVIT

I, [DELETE], HAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT WHICH BEGINS ON PAGE 1, AND ENDS ON PAGE 2. I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE BY ME. THE STATEMENT IS TRUE. I HAVE INITIALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND HAVE INITIALED THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAGE CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR REWARD, WITHOUT THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COERCION, UNLAWFUL INFLUENCE, OR UNLAWFUL INDUCEMENT.

(Signature of Person Making Statement) [Delete]

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to administer oaths, this 10th day of December, 2004, at Fort Bragg, NC.

(Signature of Person Administering Oath) [Delete]

(Typed Name of Person Administering Oath) [Delete]

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This map, provided by the Rangers, is of the region between Magarah and Manah, Afghanistan. where Pat and the AMF soldier "Thani" were killed. Serial One left Magarah 10 to 15 minutes ahead of Serial Two. Though the final position of the vehicles in Serial Two remains in dispute, the map depicts what is thought to have happened during the ambush. The positions of Pat and "Thani" are represented by two small bursts near the letters "PT 'TM." Bryan O'Neal was directly behind them. Lieutenant David Uthlaut and Special Jade Lane were wounded in the course of the incident, represented here by the two bursts in the village.
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