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Pat Tillman's football cards not forgotten

Originally Published: May 31, 2010
By Chris Olds | Special to Page 2

There are countless examples of where military service and the sports world have entwined as we celebrate Memorial Day and remember America's fallen soldiers.

Greats like Boston Red Sox slugger Ted Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Rocky Bleier, San Antonio Spurs icon David Robinson and former world heavyweight boxing champ Gene Tunney are among the countless examples of American pro athletes who served in the military.

However, only a handful of those athletes died defending ...

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