Gut Rumbles
 

May 29, 2004

something for memorial day

I hated to see this story, especially on Memorial Day weekend. But nothing in the story takes away from Pat Tillman's valor or heroism.

Friendly fire accidents happen in war.

Recondo 32 says it as well as I've ever heard it said: "When you take a bunch of people, most of them young, and give them automatic weapons, heavy equipment and things that shoot bullets and drop bombs while flying in the sky, shit is gonna happen. You train to minimize the shit, but you'll never get rid of it."

I just hope the revelation about Pat Tillman's death doesn't turn into a finger-pointing political spectacle.

Comments

It will........

Posted by: DavidB on May 29, 2004 08:48 AM

Unfortunately it will. Pat Tillman died in heroic service to this nation whether or not it was friendly fire. It is remarkable that more friendly fire casualties do not occur when you consider the utter chaos of battle. Let's all remember him for what he was - An American Hero,

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