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Apr 22, 2014 6:40 PM

10th anniversary of Pat Tillman's death

On this day 10 years ago, former NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan.

After 9/11, Tillman turned down a multi-million dollar contract offer from the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army.

Three Army Rangers thought they were firing on the enemy when he was shot. A base in Afghanistan is named after him. And his widow has since established a foundation in his name that awards scholarships to veterans.

The 10th annual Pat's Run happens this Saturday in Tempe.

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