I always assumed this was nothing more than a typical friendly fire episode that the Army tried to cover up for PR reasons. It would have never occurred to me that his own comrades would have intentionally killed him.
Here is some provocative evidence taken from 2300 pages of testimony:
- Tillman had three M16 bullet wounds close together on his forehead which raised the immediate attention of the pathologist.
- The shots were fired from as close as 10 yards.
- No evidence at all of enemy fire was found at the scene — no one was hit by enemy fire, nor was any government equipment struck.
- The soldier at Tillman's side has told conflicting stories.
Congress will be hearing testimony next week.