Our admiration for Marie Tillman runs deep. This amazing woman embodies strength, humility and grace as she navigates her public and private lives, balancing her past and present. Marie was thrust into the national spotlight when her first husband Pat Tillman was killed in Afghanistan after famously giving up his career in the NFL to fight the war on terror following 9/11. The two were high school sweethearts in Northern California long before Pat’s football career, and were married just two months prior to his military deployment overseas. Following his untimely death and in response to the nationwide outpouring of ...Read more.