Stanley McChrystal: Unfit for Service
General Stanley McChrystal was part of a coverup of the friendly fire incident that killed former NFL player Pat Tillman. Now he's got a new job at the White House, helping military families.
The mother of former professional football player Pat Tillman is calling for the removal of Gen. Stanley McChrystal from his recent appointment by the White House as co-chair of a commission on military families, ABC News reports.
I was actually pretty shocked to hear it; I don't think it’s the appropriate choice,” Tillman told ABC News. “Considering that we have plenty of evidence indicating that McChrystal was involved in the cover-up of Pat’s death. . .he's not the right person for that kind of a job.”
Shortly after Tillman’s death in 2004, the ex-Arizona Cardinal was awarded the silver star for bravery. The Army’s initial report did not include any mention that Tillman was killed by friendly fire and misrepresented key facts of the incident, internal documents showed.