August 17th, 2010
10:04 AM ET

Tillman's parents: Army still hasn't told truth

Six years removed from the death of their son - former NFL star Pat Tillman - in Afghanistan, Patrick and Mary Tillman say they haven't gotten the full truth from the U.S. Army and don't expect to.

"No, we don't know the whole truth," Mary Tillman said on CNN's "Larry King Live" Monday night. "They never did a criminal investigation after Pat was killed. So, without that proper criminal investigation, they destroyed evidence, which is long gone. There really is no way for us to know exactly what happened to him."

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  1. salerno

    How comment this story ? It is USA democracy and transparency, american citizen voted it. Are they free or not ? Is their government dictatorial like Saddam's one ? Americans have some matter to think about.

    August 19, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      The problem is salerno,that the US government has been hijacked by the MIC(military-industrial-complex).It has the President plus both Houses of Congress in it's pockets.There have been too many back-room deals in Washington between the MIC and our government officials and that's why things are the way they are!

      August 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    IT was a Female General Closed Pat's case?
    One of those two Soldiors in that interview, is eather not telling the truth, or He is leaving something out.
    and go read what the so called good americans are posting under the other c.n.n sound off, on this.

    August 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    it use to be, the First thing you were told at Boot Camp was, "You Cant Go Home Again".
    Even no where at c.n.n look how they are burying this story. go look at any of your press anywhere. not a word that matters about anything. Just Iggy that ugly war and go shop.
    In case you missed it the last htousand times i told you,
    My Name is D.R. Shaw. My Home Town Is Butte Falls Or. which you have also now destroy and burned down.
    Last Time i regestered to vote was as an Independent.
    Pat was one of MY Men. I only recenlty Found out.
    Teddy Kennedy was my C.O. (R.I.P.) Im Teddys Pit Bull.
    and now one seems to know the Command to call me off.
    It i s My Duty as well as your idiot coward generals, To meet With and Face ANY parant under YOUR Command.
    I got My INformation from Pat;s Autopsy as well as the kangroo hearing.
    The only Thing I cant find is the Forensic Reoprt on the Bullets used and how Many exactly.
    My List o fthings to do right now?
    1. Pat Tillman.
    2. Deborah D'Angelo.
    3.Casey Sheehan.
    4, Adam.
    5 Ted Turner_ Glen Beck.
    Im sick of you paer pushing cowards and your liear treasouns generals.
    YOU are done lying to MY Troops MY children.
    you are done stealing from them as well.
    Mr and Mrs Tillman ?
    Nothing i can say to you.
    and i am only starting on them.
    Larry King ?
    YOU are one of the most wonderfull people as well as Men on this planet.
    no one has more integrity then you Sir.
    when you leave?
    There Will Be No replacing You.
    May God Bless you Sir.

    August 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    R.I.P. Pat . I am only starting on them. INshallah.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    Pat was hot between the eyes standing up. then shot again 2 or more times after he hit the gorund. NO enemy fire at all.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robrob

      In you world, are there unicorns?

      August 18, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

        do you think Pat's murder a big joke? anyhting i siad you dont understand?
        you ahve my real name and rank as well as my home town.
        every dya your troops are wounded and killed over lies and cover ups.
        your in debt 13 trilion dollars.
        your economy is destroyed.
        you ar einvade d by mexico,hindus,sihks, china owns you while you beg moeny and threaten them.
        oh but YOU wnat ot know about uNicorns?
        now post you real anme and location , and then smart off to me again.
        and i gues u did not hear what happened ot the Unicorn.
        smart off some more web trash
        and go Enlist.
        oh,ask agin why i hate america and americasn again.

        August 18, 2010 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  6. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    can you just give me a list? when i atlk about c.l.into.ns or or rham emanul or is there a list some where you piles of filth? NO ONE is oging to sotp me fro m speaking and saying anyhting any where any time.
    and each and every day all you do is anger me more.
    as you die stupid.
    no you dont listen to words.
    keep lying. keep crying. keep dying.
    i will NEVER get out of YOUR ass's.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robrob

      Wow, you're an illiterate.

      August 18, 2010 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

        you going to spell me ot death robrob? you going to puntuate me to death robrob? you going to type me to death robrob?
        and how is YOUR Farzi? Arabic? Spanish? Chineese? Shal we speak, My Language?
        you brain dead peon.

        August 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. General Dr Bad 5 Star SfSOCo

    another blocked message.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. tutuvabene

    The Tillman family's obsession with finding the "truth" is incredible. "What do you mean, the government lied?" "OMG!!" "How can this be?" "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!" Obviously, they couldn't understand the greater good out of their son's death. When Tillman died, the country desperately needed heros and he fit the bill perfectly. Tillman was bigger in death than he ever was in life. It was appropriate for the government to create a legend, even if the death was less than perfect. Perhaps Tillman's family needs to watch "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" to understand the reasons for creating legends. After all the Tillman's hero's death was a kind of reassurance that it was not just the poor and forgotten who fight and die in the nations's wars. That's the kind of truth that needs to come out.

    August 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Nice way to spin an evil-spirited propaganda lie that smeared the memory of an honest and honorable man.

      August 18, 2010 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
      • Tutuvabene

        How was it evil spirited? The nation made him a hero and for the right reasons. It's the family that wants to dig up dirt. The Tillman family is desecrating their son's memory with this "truth" campaign.

        August 18, 2010 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
      • Willie 12345

        Tutuvabene or whatever your name is,what in the world is wrong with you?Are you that devoid of any sense of decency whatsoever???Incredible!

        August 18, 2010 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. George Patton

    As much as hate to say it,the Tillmans are very unlikely to ever get the truth as the military and political leaders strive to protect their reputations.That's the way it is!

    August 17, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Andrew Lubin

    The Army is like the General Motors of the military; it's never their fault, it's the fault of unnamed 'lower level' people,, and the American public should unilaterally trust that they're doing right thing. Army brass will ensure the Tillman's will never learn the truth of what happened to their son //

    August 17, 2010 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |

      Well put,Andrew.

      August 17, 2010 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
      • George Patton

        That's what I say!

        August 17, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Thanks Acmed for reminding us of the damage done by US troops in Afghanistan by posting that photo!

        August 19, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |