Pat Tillman's Parents Want General's Record Reviewed

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - The parents of slain NFL star Pat Tillman say
senators should scrutinize a general's role in mischaracterizing their son's death before putting him in charge of military operations in Afghanistan.

In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of helping falsify the homicide investigation.

Separately, Mary Tillman called it "imperative" that McChrystal's record be carefully considered before he is confirmed.

Pat Tillman was an Army Ranger when he was killed in a friendly fire shooting in Afghanistan in 2004.

McChrystal approved paperwork awarding Tillman the Silver Star and reporting that he had died by enemy fire.

Pentagon testimony later showed that the general suspected even then that Tillman had died by fratricide.


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