Example: [Collected via e-mail, 2006]
After Pat's Birthday
It is Pat’s birthday on November 6, and elections are the day after. It gets me thinking about a conversation I had with Pat before we joined the military. He spoke about the risks with signing the papers. How once we committed, we were at the mercy of the American leadership and the American people. How we could be thrown in a direction not of our volition. How fighting as a soldier would leave us without a voice... until we got out.
Much has happened since we handed over our voice:
Somehow we were sent to invade a nation because it was a direct threat to the American people, or to the world, or harbored terrorists, or was involved in the
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Kevin Tillman is the younger brother of former Arizona Cardinals defensive back Pat Tillman, an Army Ranger who was killed near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border in April 2004, a victim of friendly fire. The brothers joined the Army in 2002 in response to the
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Archibold, Randal. "Brother of N.F.L. Star Posts Antiwar Essay." The New York Times. 24 October 2006 (p. A4). Associated Press. "Brother of NFL Player-Turned Soldier Speaks Out." 21 October 2006.