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    Pat Tillman's Widow Disappointed in Trump's Immigration Ban

    The widow of Pat Tillman has expressed disappointment over President Donald Trump after the administration imposed a temporary ban on travel to the United States from seven majority Muslim countries.

    Marie Tillman, who is origingally from San Jose and now lives in Chicago, posted a message on Facebook saying she was saddened by the executive order, adding that this was ``not the country he dreamed of, not what he served for and not what he died for.''

    Tillman, who also was born in San Jose and attended Leland High, left a multimillion NFL contract with the Arizona Cardinals at 25 to join the Army, eight months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan in 2004. His family and other critics alleged that the Department of Defense delayed the disclosure for weeks after Tillman's memorial service out of a desire to protect the image of the U.S. military.

    Marie Tillman has carried on his name and spirit through the Pat Tillman Foundation, which provides scholarships to military personnel and their families.

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