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Afghanistan / Tillman Death / Army Report #789036

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 2005
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Report introduced.

(Studio: Lara Logan) The Army’s mishandling of the news of football-player-turned-Army-ranger Pat Tillman’s death in Afghanistan featured; details given about the story that Tillman died during a fierce gun battle, for which he was posthumously awarded a Silver Star, despite initial reports that he was killed by friendly fire; Army statement quoted. [At Tillman’s funeral, SOLDIER – describes how Tillman died fighting the enemy.] [CBS News analyst retired Col. Mitch MITCHELL†- criticizes the Army for not telling the truth before the memorial service.] [Tillman's former college coach Bruce SNYDER††- expresses outrage.] The Army’s reasons for not telling Tillman’s family the truth discussed.

Reporter(s):
Schieffer, Bob;
Logan, Lara
Duration:
00:03:10

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