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2013-01-02 08:21:52

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The roar of 12,000 screaming fans, two squads of cheerleaders, two full-fledge marching bands, and even a parachuting flag bearer delivering the game ball. What sounds like a typical college football bowl game was actually the surprise party of a lifetime for a group of U.S. military veterans. On Dec. 13, 2012, 27 veterans who had previously served overseas were surprised to find out that what they thought was going to be a casual...

2012-12-14 08:22:13

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tostitos, the brand known for making anytime party time, turned football dreams into reality yesterday for select U.S. military veterans by transforming a seemingly ordinary football game to support Got Your 6 and benefit the Pat Tillman Foundation into the ultimate football party and star-studded event. This one-of-a-kind on-field surprise party - created to celebrate the homecoming of veterans who have previously served overseas - was complete...

2012-04-09 06:21:33

LOS ANGELES, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Daniel Pearl Foundation (www.danielpearl.org) today announced that veteran journalist Narda Zacchino has been appointed the Foundation's new Executive Director. Ms. Zacchino, a Senior Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication Leadership and Policy at USC, has extensive leadership experience in the nonprofit community. Her appointment takes effect immediately. "We are thrilled that Narda has accepted our offer to become Executive...

2012-02-06 20:45:00

USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 USO Bagram East officially opened their doors Sunday, welcoming in hundreds of troops and marking the USO´s ninth center in Afghanistan- the second at Bagram Airfield. Bagram Airfield is the second largest military base in Afghanistan and with 20,000 visits monthly, the Pat...

2010-12-14 09:35:00

MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Nelson has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and watching two of your friends die in an explosion can do that to a guy. But instead of getting mad, Patrick Nelson is waxing poetic on his very public blog, Real Combat Life (www.realcombatlife.com). And he's hoping other soldiers will do the same, particularly during the often-stressful holiday season. Nelson launched Real Combat...

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2010-10-18 06:10:23

The Hoover Dam now is neighbor to a massive bridge held up by the longest arch in the Western Hemisphere. The Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge will open this month to help connect Arizona and Nevada traffic, which is split by the Colorado River. Officials said the 1,900-foot-long structure will reroute traffic off of the Hoover Dam, helping to improve jams and protect the dam from terrorist threats. The new bridge is the seventh highest bridge in the world at 890 feet above the...

2010-08-09 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb today announced the paperback release of Boots on the Ground By Dusk: Searching for Answers in the Death of Pat Tillman, a book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino. The book chronicles the life and death of Pat Tillman, and the family's unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan. The book is available for the first time in paperback at www.blurb.com/bootsontheground ($16.95). It features an explosive new foreword by...

2010-06-24 10:40:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb today announced it will publish in paperback Boots on the Ground by Dusk, the book by Mary Tillman with Narda Zacchino that shares the story of Pat Tillman's life and the family's unrelenting efforts to uncover the truth about his death in Afghanistan after he was killed by his fellow soldiers in a friendly fire incident. The book will be available for sale on July 29, 2010. Customers can visit www.blurb.com/bootsontheground to sign up to...

2010-05-10 09:13:00

NEW YORK, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DRAMBUIE® Liqueur today announced that celebrated actor Josh Duhamel has completed the 2010 DRAMBUIE Pursuit, the annual outdoor-adventure race across the Scottish Highlands. Duhamel led his triumphant team against 14 other teams from around the world, all racing to retrace the voyage of Scotland's rebel Bonnie Prince Charlie, for whom DRAMBUIE was originally created in 1745. In the end Duhamel and his team came in fifth place, and...

2006-08-25 19:23:34

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army said on Friday it was seeking fresh details on hundreds of its combat deaths since 2001 in a drive to determine if they were completely and accurately reported to families. An order will go out next week to list all unit-level investigations of battlefield deaths since the October 2001 invasion of Afghanistan sparked by the September 11 attacks, said Paul Boyce, an Army spokesman. Reports from Army units will be matched against records maintained...