WASHINGTON -- The parents of slain NFL star Pat Tillman say
senators should scrutinize a general's role in mischaracterizing
their son's death before putting him in charge of military
operations in Afghanistan.
In an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press, Pat Tillman
Sr. accused Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal of helping falsify the
Separately, Mary Tillman called it "imperative" that
McChrystal's record be carefully considered before he is confirmed.
Pat Tillman was an Army Ranger when he was killed in a friendly
fire shooting in Afghanistan in 2004.
McChrystal approved paperwork awarding Tillman the Silver Star
and reporting that he had died by enemy fire.
Pentagon testimony later showed that the general suspected even
then that Tillman had died by fratricide.