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July 11, 2017 |
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TILLMAN TUESDAY: How the ‘Fail Mary’ Inspired Tillman Scholar Jed Hefner to Make a Difference

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 500 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed […]

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June 28, 2017 |
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U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro to Receive Pat Tillman Award for Service at The 25th ESPYS

In 2005 while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro was following routine orders when his Humvee rolled over a buried pressure-plate mine and exploded. The blast severed most of his fingers and left him in a coma for nearly three months, with burns covering the majority of his […]

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June 27, 2017 |
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TILLMAN TUESDAY: Scholar Seth Kastle Helps Explain the Struggles of PTSD through Children’s Book While Taking Care of his Fellow Veterans

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 500 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed […]

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June 21, 2017 |
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TILLMAN SCHOLARS JOIN FORCES WITH JOURNEY HOME USA TO REHAB VETERAN’S HOME

Chicago, IL (June 20, 2017) – Tillman Scholars from the Minnesota region will partner with Journey Home USA, Got Your 6 and Macy’s to give back during a day of service on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Scholars and local volunteers will help rehab a home in North Oaks for a local Veteran and their family. […]

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June 19, 2017 |
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SPOTLIGHT: An Interview with Tillman Scholar Astronaut Jonny Kim

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 520 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in the fields of medicine, law, business, policy, technology, education and the arts. 

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June 13, 2017 |
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TILLMAN TUESDAY: Samuel Innocent Looks to Impact his Community through Public Policy for Years to Come

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 500 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed […]

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June 8, 2017 |
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2017 Tillman Scholars Announced

Chicago, IL – Today, Marie Tillman, Board Chair and Co-Founder of the Pat Tillman Foundation, announced the names of the U.S. service members, veterans and military spouses chosen as 2017 Tillman Scholars. In recognition of their service, leadership and potential, the newly selected class will receive over $1.1 million in scholarships to pursue their higher education […]

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May 25, 2017 |
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CBS Sports Writer Dennis Dodd Reflects on First Pat’s Run Experience

I never knew Pat Tillman. That put me in the exclusive company of about 30,000 other friends the morning of April 22. In some small way — in a large gathering — all of us had come to honor the life and commitment of Pat. The 13th annual Pat’s Run was a bucket list thing […]

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May 23, 2017 |
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TILLMAN TUESDAY: Contreras Family Continues to Make an Impact in the Veteran and Scholar Community

Pat Tillman Foundation can’t fulfill its mission to empower military veterans and their spouses without the generosity of our supporters across the country. Nationwide, over 400 Tillman Scholars are striving to impact our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, policy, science, education and the arts. Every “Tillman Tuesday,” we are committed […]

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May 30, 2017 |
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Espino Reflects on Experiences as a Med Student and What his Country Needs from Him

A 2014 Tillman Scholar, Erasmo Espino recently graduated from Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. Erasmo is a 15-year Army veteran, and served with 7th Special Forces Group as a Special Forces Medical Sergeant while on active duty. He deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and multiple countries in […]

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