Sunday, December 05, 2004
The Last Battle of Spec. Patrick Tillman.
First part of a two-part series in the Washington Post (registration required).
The story is based on after action reports and the friendly-fire investigation. This first installment expertly captures the fog of war that led to Tillman's death, and the battlefield friction that encourages small mistakes to snowball into fatal errors when under fire.
A tragedy indeed.