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TILLMAN TUESDAY: A Journey Through Africa Inspired Mirandette’s Path of Service

Pat Tillman Foundation Communications   |   By Jill Walsh   |   September 29, 2015
At 20 years old, Erik, his younger brother and a close friend set out on a dirt bike adventure in Africa with a desire to understand the places where refugees were coming

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 to highlighting the individual impact of a Tillman Scholar, focusing on their success in school, career and community—all thanks to your support. This week we sat down with U.S. Air Force veteran and 2015 Tillman Scholar Erik Mirandette, who talked to us about his life changing experiences journeying through Africa, losing his younger brother in a terrorist attack, and finding his own path of service. The author of ‘The Only Road North: 9,000 Miles of Dirt and Dreams’, Erik is currently attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pursuing an MBA with a focus in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. (more…)

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