Krakauer Explores Pat Tillman's Death And Cover-Up Pat Tillman gave up a lucrative career in the thug-laced NFL to fight for his country and gave his life in doing so -- he is rightfully considered a hero for the decision to go fight alone -- but even more so when he gave his life in doing so. What Obama's own Stanley McChrystal did to cover up the circumstances surrounding Pat Tillman's death is unforgivable. The fact Obama's military chiefs decided to lie to the family of Pat Tillman at his funeral and tells them he was killed by enemy fire is indefensible -- then to go on and use him as propoganda for recruiting purposes is sickening. The investigation into it was weak -- and even after the lie was exposed -- McChrystal still claimed that there was no intent to deceive. Really? They burned evidence, deceived his family and deceived the nation just to use Pat Tillman as a prop and they are claiming there was no intent to deceive? -- and this is the guy Obama decides to put in charge of the troops in Afghanistan? No wonder Obama lied to another soldier's family about how their son was killed in Benghazi -- Look where he learned it from.