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Fallen Stars: Five American Athletes Who Died in Military Service

Fallen Stars Five American Athletes Who Died in Military Service In the spring of motivated by the September terrorist attacks National Football League stalwart Patrick Daniel Tillman turned down a multimillion dollar contract to join the US Army T

  • Title: Fallen Stars: Five American Athletes Who Died in Military Service
  • Author: Carson Cunningham
  • ISBN: 9781623495602
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the spring of 2002, motivated by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, National Football League stalwart Patrick Daniel Tillman turned down a multimillion dollar contract to join the US Army Two years later, he died while serving his country in the mountains of Afghanistan In the process, he became an American icon Inspired by Pat Tillman s story, Fallen Stars cIn the spring of 2002, motivated by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, National Football League stalwart Patrick Daniel Tillman turned down a multimillion dollar contract to join the US Army Two years later, he died while serving his country in the mountains of Afghanistan In the process, he became an American icon Inspired by Pat Tillman s story, Fallen Stars captures the lives and times of Tillman 1976 2004 and four other war hero American athletes Hamilton Ham Fish 1873 98 , Hobart Hobey Baker 1892 1918 , Nile Kinnick 1918 43 , and Bob Kalsu 1945 70 , all of whom died while serving in the US military Why a focus on fallen war hero athletes, and why these five Because here we have a century s worth of men who faced the fears and uncertainties that come with life and made the ultimate sacrifice Their stories give us a kaleidoscopic picture of America over the course of than one hundred years, and through them we can explore the wars America has participated in, the values that Americans have celebrated, and what it has meant, over time, to be an American hero.

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