Pat Tillman Story

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Book Critique: Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman, by Jon Krakauer Pat Tillman was an honorable man with individualistic attributes. Jon Krakauer, as he has done in the past, seeks to portray the epic life story of Pat Tillman who walked away from a $3.6 million dollar NFL contract to join the United States Army. The reason Pat joined the Army was in response to the deeply troubling feeling and moral obligation he felt to fight after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Pat Tillman was killed two years after he enlisted in the Army. The arguments that come out of this book as delievered by Jon Krakauer center around Pat’s death while serving in the Army. Arguments arose about the way the government portrayed Pat Tillman’s death to his family and to the rest of the world. Pat Tillman’s death originally wasn’t accurately disclosed as being caused by friendly fire, in which it was, but rather it was told to have been caused by the natural evils of combat and of our countries enemies. President Bush used Pat’s story as a way to promote his administration’s foreign policy. Thus leaving American’s to become conspirious about the truths of war and ethics in the Federal Government. In my opinion the arguments made against the government’s way they misled the public were true and interesting. The government having not told Tillman’s family the truth up front I believe was a cowardly thing to do. The way the Bush administration portrayed him out to be a hero, in which I believe he was, he shouldn’t have been made out to be more heroic than any one of his fellow soldiers. Just because Tillman was a NFL football player shouldn’t have given him any more starlight than other soldier who also gave up their lives to fight for this country. The fame Tillman had before entering the war was another thing I believe shouldn’t have been used by the Bush

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