Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 11/11/11

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01: Arizona Cardinals fans wearing Pat Tillman jerseys (L-R) Dave Schile, Bruce Goff and Dave Schile Jr. look on outside of Raymond James Stadium before Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
When former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman died as a result of friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004, Marie Tillman was left with a great deal of grief, unanswered questions that went on far too long, and the need to build a legacy. Seven years later, the widow of the man who turned away from a lucrative NFL future to serve his country after the September 11 attacks is focusing on the legacy part of the equation. On Veteran's Day, Mrs. Tillman (who has since remarried but has kept the Tillman name) will be doing community service in New York with one of the many veterans assisted by the Pat Tillman foundation. "I don't think I could have done this seven years ago," she told Mark Purdy of the Silicon Valley Mercury-News on Thursday. "But I'm happy that I was able to come to this place where I am now." In the wake of Tillman's death and the cover-up regarding the circumstances of that tragedy, the Tillman family have sought to help others who have found their way back from war an...
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