Fields of Honor, The Pat Tillman Story timeline by Zach Faust


Birth of Pat Tillman


Patrick Daniel Tillman is born to Patrick and Mary Tillman. Pat was the oldest of three boys, Pat, Kevin and Richard.

Scholorship to ASU


Pat Tillman received Arizona State University's last football scholorship for 1994


May 1998

Pat Tillman graduates Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a 3.82 GPA in marketing which he received in just 3 1/2 years.



Pat married his sweetheart, Marie Tillman



Pat Tillman's life is taken

Football Career

Pat Tillman's years playing football



Pat Tillman was a second-team All-American picl by the Associated Press in 1997. However, he received more awards for his academic success than his tackling.

Scholor-Athlete of the Year


The Sporting News Honda Scholor-Athlete of the year in 1997 and for the second time, he was a PAc-10 All-Academic pick and a second-team GTE Academic All-American

Pac 10

December 1997

Pat Tillman is Pac 10's Defensive Player of the Year at ASU


April 1998

Pat Tillman is drafted in the 7th and Final round by the Arizona Cardinal's

Retired Jersey

January 2004

The Cardinal's announced that they were retiring Tillman's jersey -- # 42

Tillman Plaza


The plaza around the new Glendale Stadium is named, the "Pat Tillman Freedom Plaza."

Military Career

Pat Tillman's Military Career as an Army Ranger


May 2002 - July 2002

Pat and his brohter Kevin enlisted in May 2002 and completed basic training in July 2002.

Joined the Army Rangers

May 2002

Pat Tillman joined the Army Rangers

Parachute school/Ranger indoctrination

July 2002 - November 2002

Pat and Kevin Tillman graduated from parachute school is November 2002 and after completeing Ranger indocttrination, they were both assigned to the 2nd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Lewis, Washington

Sent into Iraq

March 2003

Pat and his brother Kevin Tillman were sent into Iraq

Sent to Afganistan

April 2004

Pat Tillman's Unit was deployed from Fort Lewis to Afganistan



Pat Tillman is mistaken as an enemy by Sgt. Greg Baker and Sgt. Baker shoots a series of fatal rounds into Pat Tillman's stomach, killing him.

Awards after death

May 2004 - 2006

Pat Tillman received the Silver Star, the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal and was also posthumously was promoted from "specialist" to "Corporal"