I'm of mixed emotions about the media's frenzy over this Soldier's death.
See...soldiers have been dying in the Global War on Terror for some time now. But it takes one who is "famous" for a "Patriot's Payment to Liberty" to rise above stories of Michael Jackson and American Idol in the news. And that is sad.
Still, if it helps the American people focus again on our Soldiers, well, at least that is something.
Pat Tillman, who walked away from a multimillion-dollar NFL contract to join the Army Rangers, was killed in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Friday. Tillman, who served with the Army Rangers, was 27.
Although the military had not officially confirmed his death, the White House put out a statement of sympathy that praised Tillman as "an inspiration both on an off the football field."
Former Cardinals head coach Dave McGinnis said he felt both overwhelming sorrow and tremendous pride in Tillman, who "represented all that was good in sports."