Pat Tillman lost his life serving the United States 13 years ago on April 22, 2004.
The former Arizona State and Arizona Cardinal star was an Army Ranger and died in the mountains of Afghanistan of what was found to be friendly fire.
After his death, Tillman was awarded a Silver Star and Purple Heart.
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America remembered Tillman on the anniversary.
Today marks 13 years since we lost a member of our family and an American hero, Pat Tillman.
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 22, 2017
Today marks the 13th anniversary of Pat Tillman's death pic.twitter.com/VExwGtyJnP
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 22, 2017
13 Years Ago Today. Pat Tillman Died in The Act Of Duty. Turning down an NFL contract to serve our country. He will Always Be Remembered. 42 pic.twitter.com/z2ctOFOlvc
— Sam Butler (@samuelbutler333) April 22, 2017
— Susan (@SusanCadena) April 22, 2017
— Willie Bloomquist (@williebloom) April 22, 2017
— TheFirstTeePhoenix (@TheFirstTeePhx) April 22, 2017
— Pat Tillman Fnd (@pattillmanfnd) April 22, 2017
Thankful to have the Pat Tillman run in honor of his legacy pic.twitter.com/lCz3SaKnyj
— Sparky The Sun Devil (@SparkyArizonaSt) April 22, 2017
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) April 22, 2017
Thank you Pat Tillman for your wisdom and courage, for the example you set not just for athletes, not just for troops, but for Americans. pic.twitter.com/51bnezQYga
— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) April 22, 2017
— Liberty's Heroes (@LibertysHeroes) April 22, 2017
— Based Monitored (@BasedMonitored) April 22, 2017