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Funeral service for Tillman will be private

4/30/2004 - Arizona Cardinals

Pat Tillman, the Arizona Cardinals' safety-turned-soldier who was killed Thursday in Afghanistan, will be eulogized at a public memorial service in his hometown of San Jose, Calif., early next week.

A public memorial has been scheduled for next Monday at 3 p.m. PT in San Jose, Calif. The funeral service in San Jose will be private and no further information will be released.

The body of Tillman arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday.

Tillman's family didn't release what funeral home the body would
be taken to, said Shari Lawrence, a spokeswoman for the Army Human
Resources Command.

Tillman, the San Jose, Calif., native who gave up his NFL career
to join the Army Rangers in 2002, was killed in combat Thursday in
Afghanistan.

His brother, Spc. Kevin Tillman, also a Ranger with the 2nd
Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment, was expected to accompany
the body to the funeral home, Lawrence said.

Funeral arrangements were pending for the 27-year-old former
Cardinals player who was a star at Arizona State before being
drafted by Arizona.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.