Was Pat Tillman fragged?
(AP) SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former professional football player's death amounted to a crime, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.See TPM Muckraker and kestrel9000's diary on DailyKos for more information and analysis.
"The medical evidence did not match up with the scenario as described," a doctor who examined Tillman's body after he was killed on the battlefield in Afghanistan in 2004 told investigators.
The doctors — whose names were blacked out — said the bullet holes were so close together that it appeared the Army Ranger was cut down by an M-16 fired from a mere 10 yards or so away.
I don't know enough ballistics to say with any, but 10 yards seems awfully close. And we do know that the military lied repeatedly about the circumstances of his death. The Tillman death cover-up and the Jessica Lynch-as-Rambo fabrication are two of the most despicable examples of "human interest" war propaganda our government has foisted on us.