Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Spc. Patrick D. Tillman

27, of Chandler, Arizona.
Tillman died in Afghanistan when his patrol vehicle came under attack. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on April 22, 2004.

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"Baker co. 1-19 inf. Rock steady bat. 2013 graduate. If only i joined 11 years earlier we would be in the same barracks. Rest easy my brother. My condolences goes out to your family. Rock steady spc. Tilman!!"
cody of port saint lucie fl us

"Pat. I wish you got your message out rather than taking 3 shots in a tight group in the head from your own team. You knew something and they silenced you. God Bless."
a patriot of C.L. Minnesota

"To the family of:Patrick D. Tillman
I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015.
Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga" 1-1-11"

"Pat - After 20 years as a Marine I transferred to the Army. I will run my first APFT as a Soldier tomorrow...I will run it in your honor and my old friend Maj Rich Gannon's honor - God bless you Pat. If only all Americans had 10% of your courage and guts. Semper Fi!"
LTC JJ Harding of Ft. Bragg

"I have his name on my braclet from operation care package (Joliet IL).
I am honored. Everyone should have one so we don't forget our hero's."
Mary Kenny of Lanark IL

"Hey Pat. I hope all is cool with you know up in heaven. My greatest wish is that my children grow up to be the same quality human being and American that you were. The words 'Thank You' truly seem inadaquate but come straight from the heart of this man to yours and all of the rest of our fallen brothers.God bless you always Pat.

P.S. Go Cardinals!!!!"
Joe Dooling of Sayreville, NJ/USA

"My son ia a US Marine, served two tours in Iraq. He's home with the family now and I can't even think of what the Tillman family is going through with the death of their loved one. I cannot imagine what I would do if my son didn't come home alive. I know life is precious and that the Marines and Soldiers lay their lives on the line every single minute, but Pat did not have to die this way. I have read the book written by his mother and I was so enraged by the "cover-up." Pat's death was senseless and had given the Military a major black eye, one that will never ever go away. It's too bad that a so called "war" was started based on lies and that so many young women and men gave the ultimate sacrifice, what a shame! My heart and prayers go out to the Tillman family at this time, so many years late but better than never."
Amy Tallman of Allen South Dakota

"To the Tillman family, I am a Marine that has served in Iraq and am currently reading "Where Men When Glory", Pat's Biography. I stumbled across this page looking for more on Pat and decided to thank you for raising a fellow serviceman and patriot. Pat's story is inspirational and enlightening, he had an amazing story even before he left his multi-million dollar contract to serve his country. My thoughts and prayers are with you, thanks again for all the you have gone through."
Lcpl Lambert, D of Lafayette, Louisiana

"spc Kevin Graham died on september 26th 2009. I love him so much and he loved being a soldier. He will be missed and loved for the rest of my life."
Krystal Graham of Washington state

"You are missed so so much. I know this is selfish but I wish you were still here. We loved you in life and now we love you in death.You're gone but you'll always be with us."
Everyone who knew Pat


"Go Cardinals! I know you're watching."
Sgt. Vorakhanh of Temecula, CA

"Mrs. Tillman I'm a fomer student of yours, I'm sure you remembe me because the year your son made it to the rose bowl me and my partner made a very funny video tape which I'm sure you recall because is the holidays.` your whole family came together, I'm sure you remember me because you bought me the tape where my son came up un sport focus; I'm VICTOR DELVALLE, VICTOR M. but known to the United States Army as Sergeant First Class DelValle. I remember you personally because you have had a personal impact on my life. Mrs. Tillman I'am sorry my service has inhonered you in the dishonesty and lies they have cost you. My success and honor I have had for my country is due to the mentorship and leadership you have had installed in me. I thank you for your mentorship and patriocism that you installed in me as well as you did to your son. If it had not been or you and your guidance and knowledge when I need it the most I would have been lost. I thank you again for everything you have done for me and I'm sorry sorry for your son there for I'm a RANGER as well and well always be a RANGER. RLTW(Ranger Lead The Way)."

Hey bro, just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you lately. I miss you more and more as each day goes by. You changed my life from the first day I met you in basic training down in Ft. Benning and I thank you for that. You and Kevin would always give me pointers on how to improve my p.t. score and it all paid off on the final p.t. test when I scored over 300. You and Kevin would always come to my bay and borrow my colored pens to write letters back home. Remember the time when I was on KP and stole a box of choco tacos and you, Kev, Tourinho, and myself ran up that hill we always got smoked on, and went into the woodline and ate them, haha. I will never forget the day that God took you away from us. I was sleeping in the barracks and received a call from my sister, I picked up the phone and she told me that you had died in Afghanistan. I turned on the t.v. and it was pretty much on every single channel, I couldn't believe it. Words cannot express the emotions that I felt that day. I just couldn't accept it and didn't want to accept it. I wish I could take back that fateful day, but I know God took you for a reason. And when I finally do get to see you again in Heaven, I will get the chance to ask God why he took you away. To Pat's parents Pat Sr. and Mary: Your son was a hero and an amazing person. I'm so blessed and grateful to have met Pat. Thank you for being so strong and continue to stay strong.
Pat, I miss you bro, forever! Until we meet again, continue to watch over us. I love you!"
Anusone Vorakhanh of Temecula, CA

"dear pat,i want to thank you for giving your life for me .so i can be free.i am honored to be able to write in your memorial."
marsha chesbro of greenville nc

"I was once asked by my teacher. "Who do you consider a hero?" Immediately I responded Pat Tillman, for his gallantry, for what he stood for and his courage. When I was younger I thought my heroes were famous sports stars because they were great at what they did. But as I grow older and mature, I've come to realize that a true hero stands up for what he believes and is quick to protect those who can't do it themselves. Although I never met Corporal Tillman he will always hold a place in my heart for what he's done for this country. Thank you Pat Tillman, for everything and I look forward to the day where I can meet you face to face."
Sam Saunders of Laguna Niguel

"April 20, 2008
I remember the day that I heard about Patrick Tillman death. My heart sunk as I thought that it wasn't a place of danger as Iraq was. My second thought was...it's too close to home. You see my son was serving in Afghanistan as well. I was so scared ....17 days later would be our day of grief. My son was the first Marine killed in combat action in Afghanistan. One day before Mother's Day. I can truly tell you that the day I heard of Pat's death, I thought of him when the 2 Marines came to our door. Since then we have always thought of Pat's family. It is only now that I could email you as we have been trying to heal. My family hopes to meet your family one day. Until then....we want you to know that this family is so very proud of Pat and know that our 6'7 son Cpl. Ron Payne Jr. have become fast friends with Pat in Heaven. As he had 7 letters to play football, but he too had burning to serve his country first. We pray for you and hope our sons will continue to an inspiration for others to live their life with honor due to our sons sacrifice.
Proud mother of a Fallen Marine Cpl Ron Payne Jr K.I.A. 5-7-04 Afghanistan, Aileen Payne of Lakeland, Florida

"November 18, 2007
To the family of Spc. Patrick D. Tillman:
Patrick gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To the Pat Tillman family:

Each time Sept. 11 comes around I think of Mr. Tillman, his sacrifice of money and fame to fight for a country he believed in.
I miss him and wish there were many,many more like him who could set an example of sacrifice and service like he did."
Chris Spangler of St. Louis, Missouri

"I was asked to write an essay about Patricks death. I cant help but have tears in my eayes while I work on it. I am very sorry for his family and friends. I cant imagine how much you all must miss him. God bless your family and heal all your pain. We all hope and know that we will see him in heaven very soon."
Olga of Saramento, CA

"God Bless you Pat for what you did and for what you stood for. You are a true hero to milliions of American youth and adults. Thank you for your inspiration."
Joanne of Concord, OH

"This is for the Tillman family. I am very sorry about your son Pat. I to am a mother of a fallen hero my son L Cpl. Jason A. Tetrault. Im glade your get the truth about your son but like you we have been getting stories and nothing fits or makes sence to us. Your not the only family alot of us are going through the same thing. But unlike you my son was not famous he was a nobody. so we keep up the fight weget a lot of heart ache and after almost 4 years we still dont know we still get the run around. I dont mean to sound greedy or hateful. Anything but. I just wish the rest of us can get the same thing the truth. And for the man that said all families like the Tillman are out for one thing is greed your DEAD wrong. we dont want money we dont want paraids we dont want fame if you asked any of us we want one of two things our kids back or at least the truth about how they die. at least we deserve that."
mary carriere of moreno valley ca

"I never knew what a real hero was,now i do."
mike of sacramento,ca

"Tears fell from my eyes as I read the previous messages from our country's citizens that care about the USA. I also just saw a TV Documentary, SHOOTOUTS, on the History Channel, that contained a vignette on Patrick Tillman.

In addition to the Silver Star that the US Army has bestowed upon this man-soldier-athelete-son-patriot, I suggest that everyone of us sign a petition nominating Patrick Tillman for the CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. He deserves this prestigous award as a hero, a patriot and symbol of our nations commitment to freedom.

My sons John Wesley Alexandrowicz and Ian Craig Alexandrowicz, are Eagle Scouts, and as a father of two Eagle Scouts, we all salute you, Patrick D. Tillman.
P.S. My efforts to volunteer in our Nations service in Afganastan were snubbed, as I was told that I was too old to volunteer. Well, Patrick, you and I know differently..."
John Stephen Alexandrowicz of Lytle Creek, California, USA

"to all who have fallen in the fight the good fight if we have to explaine it they won't understand I've lost friends, and gaind the same from the Stan to Iraq, but I truely feel that I might have some idea why Pat served my father unchel grandfather all served this this nation in its tim of need so I felt compeled to do the same I truly am sorry for his loss to his wife, brother, family, and friends, but I also morn the loss of any soldier their not to try to make his loss any less hurtfull but many soldiers lost their lives thier my friend was shot in front of me I did meet Kevin, and Pat in passing in Saudi if thier mother reads this you raised some of the best men on this ROCK called earth"
Tony Mathis of Rome GA, 30165

"I am doing a repoet on heros and I have Pat Tillman. He is a great guy and I wish his family the best."
Abby of Downers Grove IL

"I recently was reading about the circumstances behind your tragic death. Regardless of how it happened nothing can tarnish your legacy as a true American hero. I purchased a P.Tillman jersey today to help support your Foundation. You will never be forgotten."
Guy Garofano of Lincoln Park, NJ

"as a junior in high school i had to write a paper about a hero, now im in college and have to present a speech about patriotism. for both of these assignments i wrote about patrick because he is the perfect example of what a hero, and a patriot is. its been years now, but he is still in my prayers. im so sory for your loss. GOD BLESS PATRICK TILLMAN"
frank of chicago

"To the Tillman Family,
My name is Debra and I am a hairstylist who lives in Raleigh, NC. THe other day waiting for my next client I saw a picture of a handsome man in uniform on the cover of Sports Illustrated. I was curious to see who it was and realized it was about your son. I was drawn to it mainly because he was in uniform and serving overseas. I come from a military family in Ft Bragg as a Special Forces daughther and sister of a USAF serviceman. But soon I realized it was about a fallen service man you son. I started to read about who he was in the beginning as a young man and slowly a grown man during his life as a student, brother, son, football player, and servicemen. All that I read about him and the things he used to say to people relly moved me. It made me realize that I can make a difference within myself and maybe others too. He always was humble and respectful. I started to cry and feel up with sadness for awhile as I read about your son and what you must have went through after his death. I am so sorry that you had to endure something like that and also that you had to endure what decite the gov. posed on you and your family. I will always remember him and the article. Until 2 days ago I didnt know who he was , but I do now. Thanks for bringing him into to the world. What I learned from him will be remembered."
Debra S. of Raleigh, NC USA

"Dear Patrick Tillman Family
I have been following all the news of Patrick, I am a Gold Star Mother, my son Adam Thomas was KIA in Afghanistan on Aug. 31, 2003 unknown to me he was a sniper with the 10th Mountain and knew he wanted to be a Ranger. I was so afraid but his pride of becoming a Ranger was his goal. After learning so much about Patrick these last years I too would have been the most proud as these strong, brave men make me proud to be an American and know our country is better because of them.
I know you have heard so many times Im sorry for your loss, But I can tell you that the USA has truley lost a fine young man.
Patrick Thank You, I pray you have met my son because you would be an inspiration for his life dream of being a Ranger!!"
ELLEN THOMAS of Burbank, Illinois

"Kevin Tillman, also a Ranger, said it better than any of us. He published his letter on Truthdig.com and it was widely covered by ESPN and Sports Illustrated. I recommend you check out the words from the soldier who was closet to Pat and has seen this war up close."
Tom of Fort Carson, Colorado 3ACR US ARMY

"I hope this American Hero makes it in the history books. Here ia a man that knew the greatness of this country and gave back a big contract to do the honorable thing and serve his greatful nation. Children need a hero that does the right thing even when it costs millions, and even ones life."
Michael Gherardini of Benson, AZ/USA

"I just want to say that Pat Tillman and his brother Kevin are inspirations to us all in the Army. To have lucrative professional sports careers and give it all up to be a nose in the dirt grunt is admirable. I wish I could have had the chance to meet them. Please accept my deepest sympathy for you loss. Thank you"
SSG Mason of Ft Campbell, KY

"The selfless acts of Mr./SSgt Patrick Tillman inspired me to pen the poem below. I hope the intention of the poem does this man justice? Blessings, Randy Brown <

-- Mission Complete --
Gone away, leaving behind millions,
didn't need the fame, nor the money,
just felt a sense of service,
to his country, to his honey.
Joined up, learned how to defend,
side-by-side with his brother,
for right he'd fight,
sacrifice like no other.
Back home his dedication known,
for our hero we tip our hat,
our hero died this day, his name - simply Pat.
Sgt Tillman had a cause, felt a need to do more,
thought all should believe, "action," he did implore!
We'll miss you, not just on Sunday,
but the entire year long,
for we need those who do right,
while others find favor in wrong.
Rest now faithful soldier, just take a seat,
Your mission here on earth is now complete.

Randolph D. Brown, Jr.

Copyright ©2006 Randolph D. Brown, Jr."
Randolph D. Brown, Jr. of Haysville, Kansas

"To Pat's family:
His Sports Illustrated photos and story are mounted on the wall in my basement for all visitors to see. My two sons, Patrick, Jr. and Timmy, will know the story and the sacrifice. His example will always help me raise them to be men of honor and integrity. I'm so sorry for your loss."
Patrick D. Clifford, Sr., former U.S. Marine of Henry, Illinois

"I just wanted to tell the family of Pat Tillman, that ever since I heard about Pat's decision to leave the NFL and enlist with the Rangers, I thought about him often and prayed for him each time he popped into my head. When I heard of his death, I was heartbroken for the family and our country. Please know that now each time I think of Pat, I thank God for young men like him. Though your heartache will last forever, please, please, please know that Pat will never be forgotten. Even though in a few years you may think nobody thinks about him, believe me, thoughts of Pat will forever pop into our minds and we will smile and thank God for having known of him. You and he are in my prayers forever. What an amazing son you gave us."
tw of Wheeling, WV

"I just wanted to tell the family of Pat Tillman, that ever since I heard about Pat's decision to leave the NFL and enlist with the Rangers, I thought about him often and prayed for him each time he popped into my head. When I heard of his death, I was heartbroken for the family and our country. Please know that now each time I think of Pat, I thank God for young men like him. Though your heartache will last forever, please, please, please know that Pat will never be forgotten. Even though in a few years you may think nobody thinks about him, believe me, thoughts of Pat will forever pop into our minds and we will smile and thank God for having known of him. You and he are in my prayers forever. What an amazing son you gave us."
tw of Wheeling, WV

"CPL Tillman was and remains an outstanding example of the American Warrior. Few hear the call to arms and even fewer still, answer that call. Though I never new him personally, I know the type because I have served with men of honor for 20 years now as an enlisted Soldier and now officer. My condolenses go out to his family and friends and my congratulations on raising such fine young Americans as Pat and his brother. Being A Soldier in a time of war makes a man special. Being an icon and shining example of true patriotism embodying the army values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage for others to follow takes a special man. Pat was and continues to be just that. God Bless him and men like him.

1LT Hank Hamblin of LaFollette, Tennessee / USA

"Pat I never met you in this life but I deeply respect you. You were an example of a true American... I wish I could live my life with one tenth of the heroism that you displayed."
James of Virginia

"The greatest honor that I can pay to his memory is to name my son after him and I have."
MV of Cliffside Park, New Jersey

"Great American Hero, know that you are in people's heart, you are the needle in the hay, rest in peace, thank you for your service"
Ariel of Saint Petersburg, Florida

"Patrick, you're my hero. I admire what you did for our country. You could've had a wonderful life and a career only people could dream about. But you gave it all up! Thanks again, PAT! I'LL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN MAN!"
manda of Tucson,AZ USA

"I just wanted to say Thank You to Patrick Tillman, his parents, and his brother Kevin who had as much courage as his older brother to enter the Rangers. I've been doing a speech on Patrick for the past month for School, and the things I've learned while doing this speech will forever inspire me to be all I can be. Patrick taught many, including myself, the meaning of life, that it wasn't about the quantity of it all, just the quality. So, Here's my Thank you to Patrick, and the rest of the men and women who fight for our country. Come Home Safe."
Zach C of New York

"Cpl Patrick D Tillman was larger than life, gave the highest honor a man can give, his life for his country. Though we all will miss this great man, his family need to know, like the O'Sullivan Brothers, Dorie Miller, and all patriots who have made your country great, Patrick is a hero, heroes live forever, as long as men breathe, people from round the world will remember his life as a yardstick, to measure the ideals for a real man."
David Frimpton of London, England

"Thank God for young men like Pat Tillman. Most of today's youth are too self centered to serve their country. To the parents I give thanks for raising such a fine young man. I miss him."
James Fallon of Prescott, Arizona U.S. A.

"Please do not let anyone taint your memory of Patrick Tillman, the investigations going on should not overshadow the fact that Tillman was a true american hero, and gave up EVERYTHING, more than anyone I know ever gave up, and this is coming from a Rangers wife. Do not taint the memory of this hero."
April of Ft Lewis WA

I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Rangers Lead The Way!""

"I am a 5th grader at Frenchtown School in Trumbull, Connecticut.We have to do a Heroes Project this year and I chose Patrick Tillman as my hero.I thought it was very brave and unselfish the way he gave up his career as a football player and went to fight for our country!I feel a tremendous amount of respect for him and for all of the men and women who fight to keep us free and safe. As part of my project I wanted to say THANK YOU!!!! I love my country!"
Shay Neary of Trumbull, CT/USA

"I grew up listening to my parents talk about how they will never forget where they were when they found out that Kennedy had been assassinated. I will never forget where I was and how I felt when I heard of the tragic death of this hero."
Kevin of Atlanta, GA

"From one Soldier to another i know why you did what you did and with pure appreciation for you, my fellow soldiers, and their families i thank you. God Bless!!"
marc of Fort Polk.

Gabby Mondragon of Santa Ana CAL.USA

"I am very proud of what you are doing it really means alot to me and my family. You are great hero.
love, Gabby Mondragon"
Gabby Mondragon of Santa Ana CAL.

""Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
Pat, you asked, Americans answered. Thank you for being such an example to all Americans, and to our fellow soldiers. You are truely an inspiration to me. You embody the true heart of American pride and patriotism. Thanks again."
PFC Gregory S. Brown of Greenwood, South Carolina, SC Army National Guard

"To Patrick Tillman's friends and family-

Patrick tillman deserves our upmost highest respect. He gave up so much just to give back to his country, to defend those whom he did not know, had not seen or even heard of. He truly lived a life much more worthwhile than most people's have been or ever will be."
Olivia of Missouri

"I have always had an interest in the military, even before 9/11. After that terrible day I wanted nothing more than to join the army right then and there, to fight for my country. Of course I couldn't because I was only 11 then, but now that I am 15 the idea still hasn't left my head. I had heard about the hero who had turned down the NFL to fight in the war in Iraq. It gave me hope to know that there are still some good people on this earth. Today in my World Studies class we were talking about heroes and leaders. It turned out that my teacher knew the story of Patrick Tillman very well, but it was a shock to me to find out that he actually knew Patrick. My teachers name is Mr. Draper, he coached Pat's two younger brothers. He said he got to know the family as they came to watch the games. After my teacher told us this story, he showed us a clip off tv that was honoring the Tillman brothers for their heroic actions in the war. While we were watching it in class I almost started crying right there in class. I will never forget Pat and Kevin Tillman for the sacrifices they made to make sure that this country stays safe. I would like them to know that they will be in my heart forever and always and that I will do my best to make them proud."
Kelsey Cowles of Roseville, Ca. USA

"To the Tillman Family,

My deepest condolences for your lost. I also would like to congratulate you on raising a selfless hero such as your son. I believe as long as our nation is able to produce patriots such as Pat Tillman, we will win this struggle. May God bless you and comfort you during this time of trial."
Johan Yang & Family of Woodland Hills, CA

"My 17 year old handicapped son has never owned an NFL or D1 college jersey.

With the way things are in the NFL and in college football, with so many players of questionable to poor reputation, I just couldn't think of a player that my son could look up to.

After CPL Tillman's decision to enter the Rangers and leave the NFL, I thought that maybe, just maybe my son would have an NFL player to look up to.

After CPL Tillman was killed, I knew what my son's Christmas present was going to be. He wore a #42 ASU jersey all day on Christmas...and wanted to wear it the next day...and the next. It is now worn to where the number is peeling and it's still his favorite shirt.

CPL. Tillman, thanks for being the one example for my son to look up to with pride!"
Joel Kiekbusch Family of Rosemount, MN USA

"Even though I'm not American, I share your pain. These soldiers have great bravery and should be appreciated greatly. Patrick's passing was unfortunate but we've got to keep our heads high and fight! Fight for our freedom."
Darren of Canada

"to the family and friends of the late great pat tillman i didn't know pat personalie but i knew who he was i am a huge arizona cardinals football fan and i watch him play ever game he was in and he was a great nfl football player and a even better solider for giving up money to fight for his country if i could i would do the same but i don't like the way he died he died way too young and he left behind alot of people who loved him i can no longer watch the arizona cardnials cause ever time i do it just reminds me of him and how he died rip patrick d tillman me and all his fans will miss him and will love him forever he was the best."
jennie weigelt of minneapolis mn

"CPL Pat D. Tillman,

You are a true hero, and you exemplify what each serviceman whether soldier, sailor, Marine or Airman should be. You left a lucrative career in the NFL and gave your life to your country, and for that America is grateful. Maybe one day we can walk upon heaven's streets, free from danger for it's gates are guarded by United States Marines. I will never forget you, CPL Tillman!"
HM3(FMF) Reyes of Camp Pendleton CA

"i was looking through my year book and i came across a picture of Patrick Tillman i think that he was a wonderful man because not many people go to the NFL buthe got in then he decide to enlist in the army and he is now known as a hero may he rest in peace.......... im so sorry"
Shelby of ihaca ny

"I am a seventh grade teacher of social studies. I am a role model for my students. Pat Tillman is the role model for me. He chose not to make money, but to make a difference. I have his Sports Illustrated picture up in my room for all of my students to see. I will always tell the story of Pat Tillman and why he gave up money and fame to serve his country."
Alan Pacheco of Lafayette Middle School, Georgia/USA

"quisiera expresar mis respetos a la familia tillman por esta perdida irrecuperable donde solo los mas valientes de entre nosotros pueden realizar..."
bernardo m. carcasona of barcelona,spain, badalona

"Pat Tillman was like every other soldier, Marine, Sailor - service member. He joined for his own reason - he was a hero like everyone else. His loss was a loss to everyone but to his family more than everyone. I read all the quotes and Henrik from Germany touched me the most. Pat Tillman would not have wanted you to be ashamed to be who you are - what you are - German. He fought the fight to free everyone - every country. Pat Tillman was and is truly a hero for everyone - NOT BECAUSE HE WAS A FOOTBALL PLAYER WHO GAVE UP FAME AND FORTUNE but BECAUSE HE TRULY BELIEVED IN WHAT HE WAS DOING. He loved his family and freedom. He was a man who stood for freedom! God Bless him and his family"
A Marine's Wife of ohio

"patrick tillman is a great football player and i hope he rests in peace!"
Bobby Guo of Round Lake Beach, IL USA


""I've got things to do with my life."
quoted the great man,Pat Tillman.
Pat was the bravest man I've ever known!
I already sent a message but i have learned more abuot him....he taught me thata hero isn't how many touchdowns youi score or how many baskets u make but how u were as a person and brs=aveness and corage...i believe Pat is a true hero!! There is a famous jewish legendthat holds that at any given there r 36 tzakidim--good people--living on earth.Thanks to them,the world does not self destruct.isf the number were to decline,the world would end.Now the 36 people---if there's only 36 of themm----i guess would ber unbelievable.brave ,corageous kind generous ,etc.Pat Tillman was definetly the #1 out of the 36.
With his loss will the world die with him now that the #1 is gone ....he is my hero my true hero and now that he is gone there is no true hero... I miss u pat!For any questions's about pat Email my mom's email luckylinda@elp.rr.com ...
I'm so sorry kevin,Richie,And most of all Marie!"
Corey Fruithandler/5th grade of El Paso,Texas/U.S.

"Pat Tillman. You will be remembered as an intense and passionate person. Both on the field and off. You and a fine group of players brought respect to the 1997 ASU football squad landing them a spot in the Rose Bowl and the PAC 10 crown. I was happy to see you make the NFL because you were unique with that long hair and Take Care of Business Attitude. When you enlisted I was amazed because you had a future in the NFL, but it was your desire to take on a higher calling. You went all out because you could have taken some cake job, but you didn't, you went where the action was at and was immediately in harm's way. I was saddened and stunned to learn that you had paid the ultimate sacrifice, yet I was proud. I'm from Arizona and am extremely proud of what you represent. Under all that woodstock hair and happy go lucky demeanor was another of the fine heroes who will always stand the test of time. God bless you, buddy, I'll always remember you and be proud of you. Anybody who questioned why you got so much coverage should immediately be informed that you did not have to do what you did. Thanks for our freedom. Rock on amigo."
SSgt Rob Hazelett of Okinawa, Japan

"To the family of Patrick D. Tillman,
We are deeply saddened by the loss of a "true" American hero. To put aside his dreams of pro sports and financial wealth to join the fight against the haters of America was truly unselfish. As a father of a young girl, I would appreciate if I could obtain a picture of Patrick (by email) in his military uniform so I can frame and mount on her bedroom wall to endorse what I beleive a real hero is and coax her to idolize this man rather than the useless waste of life rock stars that are so often mistaken for heros!!! I make every effort when speaking to young kids before they reach that age of hanging pictures or posters of "false heros" in their rooms that the real heros are the folks like Patrick who gave their lives defending our country. My daughter hopefully will never idolize anyone other than a "real hero" and of course, the Lord himself. I would appreciate any assistance you may give me. Thank you, and God Bless all of you."
Martin DiSieno of Johnson, NY

"pat tillman you are my hero
i'm so sorry for your loss
you answered the call of duty
thank you so much
i won't forget you
you are my hero, my idol"
henrik of Yes I am ashamed being German

"I am very sorry about Pat. I am doing a report on him and what i have learned he was a great man. It took a lot of courage for a man to leave the riches to fight in a war for his country. He is a very good person to look up to.
I am from El Paso,TX and i'm in fifth grade.Once again I am very sorry!
-Corey F."
Corey Fruithandler of El Paso,Texas/United States

""I was in C Co 2/75 and although I wasn't in his Company, I will NEVER forget him. I don't know of many, if ANY, that would've given up what he gave up!
This past December I, along with two others, were flown to Cleveland to be on the field for the Browns-Patriots football game. The Browns raised more than $20,000 for the Pat Tillman Foundation and we were there to accept the check. LET ME JUST SAY THAT IT WAS AN ABSOLUTE HONOR TO BE CHOSEN AND BE THERE ON PAT'S BEHALF. I pray EVERYDAY that I can be the example that he was and leave an impact on the lives of the people I meet, just as Pat did! It was all too fitting that they played the Patriots because that's the one true word I can use in describing Pat...A PATRIOT!!! I can't believe that he was lost. I'm so sorry for that and would've taken his place in a heartbeat...as would ANY Ranger who knew or met him."

Grant Barge (C Co 2/75) of West Palm Beach, FL

"I can't believe this Hero's name has left the media so quickly after everything he gave up for this country, and for all the people who can't or won't stand up and fight. It's a shame we move on so quickly.
Just know, that like the many other soldiers that have died...YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. Thank you for all you have done"
Spc Carolyn Lengacher of Ft Lewis

"Words can't describe...."
Annonymous Soldier of Ft Lewis WA

"God bless you Pat,,,I will never forget you."
Jack of Toronto, Canada

"SPC Tillman,

When I was stationed at FT Huachuca, AZ I must have driven to Sun Devil stadium and watched you play at least a dozen times. I was so proud to later hear that you dropped the football to carry an M4 in defense of our Constitution during this troubled time. Many good troopers have fallen to protect the rest of us, including one under my command. You are among a very honored and generous line of patriots. Thank you for what you have given us! God bless you!"
CPT Mike Dean of IL

"Thank you
May God Bless You
Martin of Germany

"To the Tillman family:
Tillman was my guide in army boot camp with bravo company 1/19 "wolfpack" I never had a chance to complete army bootcamp health problems kept me from doing it. However your son made a lasting impression on me. I remember when I got all upset over a girl he pulled me aside like I was his younger brother and listened and gave me advice. I heard of your sons death while in Marine corps bootcamp this past April the day before I went on the 'Crucible'. I made a promise to myself that for the rest of bootcamp I tried to be just as good as your son in everything I did. Everyday I think of your son and the outstanding example he set for me and how he treated me with such respect in Army basic training. Your family and Tillman are and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. P.S. Your son would have made a outstanding Marine."
LCpl. Eamon Cullen Turner of Ewa Beach Hawaii

"I'm writing a report of Pat, and i have found out that he was a very interesting guy, and gave up a huge career in football, to go fight for his country. He was a great hero to all of us!

-Will W., 12"
Will W. of Roanoke

"To the Tillman family:

When we found out I was pregnant, my husband insisted if the baby was a boy that we name him Tillman in honor of your son. Tillman was born in late December just before Christmas. He joins a big brother whose father was killed in Iraq in March, 2004. Now both of my sons have heroes for namesakes. Our Tillman will grow up learning about the courageous man for whom he was named. Everytime someone asks us where we got the unusual first name for Tillman we have the opportunity to remind them of a man who sacrificed fame and fortune for something he believed in. May God bless you and comfort you."

""Only the good die young."

You have touched so many peoples' lives and hearts. This world was, and is going to be a better place because you were in it. On behalf of every American, Thank You.

To Patrick's wife, Marie-
When you think of him, may you smile and think back on all the wonderful memories you have together. Everytime you smile, so does he. You'll be with him soon."
Melissa of Washington D.C.

"Pat. what an example of the American fighting man you are. Giving up fame and fortune to take the fight to those cowards who attacked America is the most selfless act I have ever witnessed! How very proud your loved one certainly are for your deeds. You will be thought of daily as we raise our flag in the front yard. From a very grateful American family."
The Shaw family of Pasadena, Maryland

"I'm not one that knows much about being a hero but I know that patrick Tillman is one.9/11 effected him, so he dropped an awesome contract for the Cardinals to fight for his country.He died in the line of duty but is still here with us in our hearts.He died a hero not only as a soldier but also as a great football player."
Caitlin Haas of Dresser Wisconsin

"Dear Mrs. Tillman
These are not my words but how I feel inside. Here is a quote from Abraham Lincoln, I only changed one word from the quote in order to convey my feelings about your son:

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic he died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. Yours, very sincerely and respectfully, A. Lincoln."

John Stevenson
2nd Ranger Bn. 1989-1990
Returning to Active duty in 2005."
John Stevenson of South Carolina

"I feel very sorry for his family and him. I hope they feel better, and what he did was very noble."
Mark 13 of Bayside, NY/ US

"HE did what so many have ,HE did what so manyshould . And freedom will havenothing without a real AMERICAN like them"
Regan bill of Lowell Ma

"God rest his noble soul,

During WWII, many athletes and celebrities volunteered to serve the wondrous nation that had blessed them. During our current conflict, Pat Tillman stood alone in this regard, but stood together with those willing to sacrifice all for freedom.

We are truly blessed that our nation can still produce men like these. We are diminished by their loss."
R. Larsen of Hastings, Minnesota

"I have the utmost respect for spc tillman and one of the reasons for that is he left a promising NFL carrer to serve his nation in a time of war. he is a credit to this great nation and to the brothers in arms of the 75th Ranger Regiment.

"Rangers Lead The Way""
Pfc.Stuart A. DeMattia(ARMY) of Fayetteville,PA

""No Greater Love Hath a Man than to give his life for his friends." You gave your all for us and our country."
Rick Graham of Mississippi

"Thank You..."
Mark, Michelle, Jonathon and Dionna of Chandler, Az. USA

"Thank You..."
Mark, Michelle, Jonathon and Dionna of Chandler, Az. USA

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Dear Tillman family,

Patrick Tillman you are the most loyal person i have ever herd about,I am just finishing up my book report about you and i have learned so much about you and your childhood. I want to be just like you when i grow up a professional athlete and if something happens to our country i will go and help out if Pat Tillman has children dont worry kids you guys have a great father my brother died and don't worry they both did great things. You have the right to be sad but your dad was an outstanding man!!! DONT EVEN FORGET HIM AND NEVER STOP LOVING HIM
Love,Patrick Chadbourne"
Patrick of Scarborough,Me

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"I salute you, Pat Tillman, for your bravery and for your convictions."
SSG. Miles Woolley, US Rangers, Retired of Miami, FL

"Ranger Tillman's Sacrifice gave a face to all of those who have willingly placed their lives and safety at risk to defend freedom. His selfless sacrifice will inspire generations to come."
Father of US Army Ranger of Dallas, TX USA

"Patrick Tillman,
Could you teach my brother how to throw a football? He was KIA last January in Iraq and is now in heaven with you. YOU ARE MY HERO"
Sgt. Robert Smette of Grand Forks, ND

"Army Spc. Tillman, I want to thank you for defending my freedom while at the same time delivering freedom to people who have never known its wonder. One day they will wonder how they ever lived without freedom and this will be because of you. My deepest condolences to your family and friends."
Ken of Denver CO

"NCO and Ranger....he lead the way on the battlefield and on the homeland demonstrating a willingness to sacrifice all for his comrades and country. Your fellow soldiers will NEVER let you be forgotten."
Sgt Allen of OIF II Iraq

"Pat I just want you to first of all know that I'm 11 years old and you're my idol. GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL! I am doing a project about you for my 6th grade English class and I'm writing about you. You showed others to make the right choice not the best choice."
Ryan Hatter of Tampa, Fl

""Yea though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4"
Mazin Enwiya of Chicago, IL

"Specialist Tillman, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"REST IN PEACE BROTHER ! you lived our creed to the end. see you when i get there -RLTW"

"Thank you Pat Tillman..a man who put country and duty before fame and fortune. I will always remember your sacrifice"
John of West Palm Beach Fl

"I am rendered speechless and humble in the face of the kind of bravery and sacrifice Pat Tillman represented. A man who had everything going for him and was prepared to sacrifice it all for his country and the people he loved. You were the best our country had to offer and because of your sacrifice more will come after you."
Gordon J. Louttit of Manhattan Beach, California

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort and peace during their time of need and sorrow. May you rest forever in heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen of USA.

"As the knot enters my throat, and the tears swell my eyes as I think about the sacrifice you gave, my heart fills me with extreme pride to know there are still heroes in this world. -"AIRBORNE!!!!!!""
SGT Monticello B-1504 P.I.R. (91-94) of Washington, DC USA

"To Patrick's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"Pat Tillman was a ture hero. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget him! RIP Pat!"
Jennifer of Buena Vista, Virginia USA

"To the family of a true hero in every sense of the word-I and the rest of America mourns with you on the loss of one of unspeakable courage, bravery and patriotism.

Love and prayers go out to you."
Elizabeth Parsons of Portsmouth, Ohio

"Definition of a Hero: somebody who commits an act of remarkable bravery or who has shown great courage, strength of character, or another admirable quality. See also PAT TILLMAN"
chris contreras of avondale, AZ/ USA

"A Hero died today
One for whom the title
Itself he would have distained

A Hero died today
When the Towers crumbled
He followed his heart
To do what needed to be done

A Hero died today
The money and fame of celebrity
He set aside to take up the call
And defend our land

A Hero died today
Short of life yet full
Of accomplishments he sought to achieve

A Hero died today
This is one to whom
Our children should look up

A Hero died today
A fallen soldier who risked his all
So that we who remain behind stay free

A Hero died today
Yet one of many he
They all deserve our tears and praise
Who fall on distant sands

A Hero died today
We honor all of their sacrifice
And pray God touch the hearts of those who serve
In our Country’s name
LLR /911"
Laura Root of Scottsdale, AZ

"Your son was without a doubt the finest example of a human being that ever lived. A hero and a proud patriot but obviously a kind and loving person who put others before himself. Thank You Mr & Mrs Tillman-we are forever grateful."
The Webbers of Belfast Maine

"To the family of Patrick Tillman, we offer our prayers of peace and strength. We are parents of a son, our only child whom we adopted as an infant, and he has made the decision to serve our country in the military. Yes, we are apprehensive, but Patrick has become a role model and hero for our son and so many other young, courageous men and women. You must be very proud of how you have raised your children with such incredible values. Undoubtedly God has a very special place in Heaven for a true hero like Patrick."
The Pinegars of Midvale, Utah

"You inspire so many troops. Pat, you are a great man. I hope your wife and kids will be fine, they deserve nothing but our upmost respect and support. God bless you and your entire family."
SK1 Spenn, USNR of Columbus, OH

"PAT TILLMAN, you are the definition of a REAL AMERICAN HERO. thank you for your selflessness and courage. you will never be forgetten."

"To the family of Patrick Tillman, my prayers go to you and your family. I lost my nephew in December to the war so my heart goes out to you all. I know you will miss him everyday. Thank you Patrick for your sacrifice so we can live freely. We will NEVER forget you. God Bless you and keep you."
Maureen Ledet of San Angelo, Texas

"CPL Pat Tillman is a true American hero. Not because he left the NFL to serve in the US Army - only because he choose to serve in the US Army. A volunteer army needs many Pat Tillmans to defend and protect this great country. Thank you Pat Tillman - you are an inspiration. GOD Bless Pat Tillman - GOD Bless America"
1SG Dan Morgan of CT Army National Guard

""One of the many heros..."
I made it a point today to talk to my three boys about Patrick Tillman. There are not many people in today's American culture who would give up fame and fortune to pursue an endeavor becuase they feel it is the right thing to do, regardless of the cost and sacrifice that might be required. Patrick did exactly that, as many others have done, although more anonymously. I thank Patrick, as well as all the Fallen Heros who serve. Not only has Patrick served his country, he gave me the opportunity to teach my boys about courage, honor, and selflessness. I'm sorry for his loss, but it is not in vain as he is a great inspiration to others."
JD Anderson of Colorado Springs, CO USA

"All men will die. Few men will really live a life. God bless you, Patrick Tillman. Now you will watch over your brothers/sisters-in-arms. We are eternally grateful for your ultimate sacrifice."
Grimes Family of San Diego, CA

"I am so deeply sorry to the Tillman family for the loss of their son. Words cannot express how I could ever thank him and his family for their sacrifice in these horrendous times when freedom, dignity and honour are so horriby threatened by the incomprehensible acts of terrorists. I thank Patrick D. Tillman from the depths of my heart and soul. He is what heroes are, unselfishly defending freedom and subsequently the rest of us. I shake my head in disbelief and sorrow for those of us who do not stand beside you, but I know that all of your soldiers protect these types of people too. God bless you America and keep you safe. To all of the Fallen Heroes, and their families, I think of you and pray for you often, I am so grateful for your decency, courage and valour than I can ever say. Thank you forever to the greatest military in the greatest country in the world."
Yes I am ashamed being canadian of Toronto, Canada

"If you look up the definition of hero, you'll find Pat Tillman's name"
Zach of Ohio

"CPL Patrick Tillman. Your sacrifices are beyond words can express. When my 20 month old son gets older, I will tell him what heroes are all about. And you will be one of the heroes I will tell my son about. You left your career in the NFL and your loved ones to serve your country and did it well, but unfortunately you paid the ultimate price. Humbleness defines you, CPL Tillman. God bless you and your family for yours and their sacrifices. And THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY SOUL."
SSG Lorna Nichols of Fort Hood, TX

"You are a real hero, no one wants to recognize the heros we have in our armed forces, but they love to glorify athletes for the miniscule actions they do everyday. Not to minimize what they do but Patrick Tillman defines the words sacrifice, dedication, and bravery. I can relate to Tillman after I left my college baseball team for Iraq a year ago, my respect for Pat is immeasurable."
Lance Corporal Dennis O'Sullivan of Bronx Ny USA

"My deepest sympathy for your loss. The amazing commitment and sacrifice that Pat made is hard to comprehend. I wish that I was 1% of the man that he was. I never knew him but just knowing what he and his brother gave up to fight for our country has literally changed my life. I will never again complain about the unimportant things that most people complain about every day. This man was the most amazing man I have ever heard of. This type of character dosnt just happen.The parents should be praised for making their sons into these incredible men. I am sure that many men in America will take a closer look at their lives and change because of this man's incredible sacrafice. WHAT AN AMAZING MAN!!!!! Thank you Tillman family."
Steve of Grover Beach Ca

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Patrick, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Dear Pat,
You are a great hero to me and to the United States. Everything you embodied was something good and true. To join the fight against terror when you could have easily taken a different path was among the finest examples of selfless courage. I am sure you made an impact on the ghastly evil forces of terrorism. When an enemy like terrorism is present in the world, it can and must be defeated. Thank you for your actions, Pat."
mark reif of winchester, VA

"To the Tillman Family:
My deepest sympathies on the loss of Patrick. It is truly a loss. He is an American hero & he won't be forgotten. Pat & his family are in my prayers daily. Thank you so much for your sacrifice."
B. Lathrop of San Diego, CA

"To the Tillman Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Patrick is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. He gave up fame and wealth to go and serve his country. He served it well. I will NEVER FORGET Patrick and everything he did just so that we could all be safe and live in freedom. I will FOREVER be indebted to him and to his family for the sacrafice that was made. Patrick: THANK YOU. May you rest in peace. God Bless."
Jessica of Rio Vista,CA

"You are a true hero, god bless!"
SGT Glasier

"A man who thought of his country...not himself. HOOAH!!!!"
Keith of Iowa

"God be with you Patrick. You are the true AMERICAN HERO! You served you country well. Thank you."
Raquel J. Sanchez of Coney Island, NY / USA

"Kevin and Family,

My deepest sympathies go out to you on Pat’s passing. He will always be remembered as a patriot, hero, and exemplary human. Pat’s legacy will remain in the hearts and minds of many for years to come. My family and I will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Kevin, you have been a source of inspiration and admiration since we took the field together. Please take care and come home safe."
Chris Martinez and Family of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

"Dear Kevin,
I did not know your brother only what I have read. He sounded like a fun loving person. What I do know is what you are going through right now and for you I am sorry. It is a long road you have before you and at this time friends, family, and your fellow troops will help pull you through. You will find yourself coming back to this page over and over to fill a deep void. You will be asking yourself question like why it was him and not you. Or why it was him at all. The only thing I can say is only one person knows the answer to that. Trust in him and let him help. My brothers motto was "When it is your time it is your time". Unfortunately for you and I their time came before we were ready. You are going to wish that you would have done so much more with him and enjoyed more time together. The best thing to do is talk about the things you did do and the time you did spend together. Remember we all love you and wish you the best. If you ever feel you need someone to talk to I am here. You can email me at ken.a.kerwood@monsanto.com. Again my deepest sympathy to you and your family."
ken kerwood of st. louis

"Spc Patrick D. Tillman, you are an inspiration to all of us, giving up wealth and fortune to serve the country that you love. Even though you are gone, I know you're at a better place. All of your army brothers will meet you at the rendevous site at Fiddlers Green. Until then take care my brother. AIRBORNE!"
Sgt Vo, Thang C. of Ft. Carson, CO

"To Patrick's Family:
There are no words to express the deep sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"To Patrick's Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for his bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003."
Gloria Caldas (his mom) of San Antonio, TX

"I will share this true but sad story with my children, and theirs. You wont be forgotten!"
AC2 (AW/SW) Beaudoin of Naval Air Station Brunswick Maine

"Pat Tillman,

You are a true warrior! You fought courageously for our Red, White and Blue. You have stood the watch here on Earth and now you stand the watch above. I thank you for your protection, for tonight my family and all American's can sleep tight. You are a true HERO! I Salute you and your family. God Bless""
AC2 (AW/SW) Beaudoin, USN of Naval Air Station Brunswick ME

"To The Family of Pat Tillman: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Pat was a role model and a hero, whose bravery and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. A salute to a fallen soldier- THANK YOU, PAT! May you rest peacefully in Heaven."
Tina Rexroad of Moorefield, WV

"Hearing about Pat fall in combat struck me deep in my heart. He is a true patriot, in every sense of the word. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Tillman family. Pat may be gone, but he will live in our hearts forever.

Rob Randall USMC"
Rob Randall of Omaha, NE

"Rest in Peace Brave Warrior. May God Bless your family and friends. When we look up at night and see the brightest shining star, we know it will be you looking down on us."
The Taylors USMC of NC

"I was in RIP at Ft. Benning with Pat and Kevin in December of 2002. Him and his brother were both two of the nicest, down to earth guys I have ever met. Alot of people expected Pat to rely on his fame or fortune to help him breeze through the Army, but he worked harder to get into Ranger Regiment than anyone in our class. My condolences go to his family in their time of loss. Kevin, I hope that you remain positive in this dificult time. Pat may be gone, but he will NEVER be forgotten.
Thomas Russell of Ft. Bragg, NC

"You were a role model to many young people because you were in the NFL...you are a HERO to everyone because you sacrificed your life to protect our freedom. Thank you."
Kim Mull of Amarillo, Texas

"Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That He Lay Down His Life For His Friends. God bless you Pat."
Donna of West Virginia

"True american hero to leave the NFL to serve his country"
Brooks of Orange County CA

"Well Patrick your gone now. But you will certainly never be forgotten. I thank you for your sacrifice in our country's time of need. You...Even though you didn't want the credit are truly an American Hero. Many men have died before you and many men will perish after you but you all will never be forgotten. Pat your name will always live on in my heart and be honored. Once again you are my HERO. Thanks Pat..."
Everett Pope of California

"Thank you Patrick Tillman, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Spc. Patrick Tillman:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Patrick for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Spc. Patrick Tillman:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Patrick, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on