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John Kerry Statement on the Loss of Pat Tillman

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April 24, 2004

For Immediate Release

John Kerry issued the following statement on the loss of Army Ranger Pat Tillman in Afghanistan:

"At this time, our thoughts and our prayers are with the Tillman family for their loss. Like men and women across America, Pat heard his country's call after 9/11. He, like so many others, answered it without fanfare and with a true sense of duty. And like every man and woman who wears the uniform, Pat earned an eternal debt of gratitude from the American people for defending us in Afghanistan. Every American who serves their country is an inspiration, and we are so very lucky to live in a country where so many men and women answer their country's call every single day."

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