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Resource ID: #26818
Subject: military
Source: ESPN (Television Network) (Bristol, CT)
Date: 2013-04-23



In the 10 years since the death of former NFL and Arizona State football player Pat Tillman in Afghanistan, none of the platoon mates who fired upon him had spoken publicly about the episode. In late 2013, ESPN's Outside the Lines followed up its own original reporting on the fratricide, locating and contacting Tillman's fellow Army Rangers who had acknowledged to investigators having fired upon his position. After multiple conversations with the Rangers over several months, one of the men who fired upon Tillman, Steven Elliott, agreed to break a decade of silence. That on-camera interview led to two April 2014 programs, the latest in OTL's groundbreaking reporting about one of the most infamous friendly-fire deaths in U.S. military history.

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