Hubby and I watched a movie that kept me awake most of the night. Not a horror movie or an action movie. It was a documentary. I look for documentaries and usually enjoy them. Hubby found this one and we looked forward to watching it together.
The documentaries I had watched were like mini movies. Narrated by a film person and photographed well.
This movie was real life. Real people. Real emotions.
The real family of Pat Tillman spoke about the way they were told about Pat's death. What followed were years spent searching for truth.
After viewing this movie, I asked myself why. Why is there a term "friendly fire". Blowing someone's head off is not friendly. Why didn't more people come forward when it was obvious they knew the truth. What happened to the five soldiers in Pat's outfit who shot him. How can dishonest men go before a congressional committee and lie and disrespect all the men and women in the armed services and then laugh and shake hands and all but piss on the family they just disrespected. If the death of this one soldier was used for political hype because this young man was in the NFL, why are the deaths of all the other soldiers downplayed so sadly?
Three days earlier I posed a question: Do you know who Pat Tillman was. The reason for asking it in the post was to see if there were other people like me who did not know the full story. 53% of the commenters knew who Pat Tillman was and some of the story. It was a higher percentage than I thought it would be. You all are a well informed bunch of bloggers, and then there are the rest of us. Ha. This was a fun experiment for me, thanks for your answers.