Thanks to Andrew Sullivan (www.andrewsullivan.com) for the link to a December 22nd story on Pat Tillman in the online edition of the Airzona Republic: Pat Tillman Visits AZ Cardinals in Seattle
Tillman was Sullivan's "Hero of the Year" for 2002, and the impetus for the AZCentral item was Tillman's first visit to the Arizona Cardinals since he (and his brother, Keith) enlisted in the Army following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The Cardinals were in Seattle to play the Sea Hawks, and Tillman (between stints in Operation Iraqi Freedom) is currently stationed at nearby Ft. Lewis.
As you may remember from my entry below, some of Tillman's teammates didn't see Tillman's enlistment for the quietly dignified and heroic act it was. I'm glad to report that two years later, support for Tillman's sacrifice is evident. Quoth Cardinals' safety Adrian Wilson:
"He did a great thing for our country," safety Adrian Wilson said. "I was real surprised to see him. I didn't know he was back (in the United States) until I saw him (Sunday) morning. It was nice talking to him."
Yo Adrian! (Forgive me the cheesy shout-out, but I couldn't resist!) I love ya!