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  • The Hero Of Pat Tillman

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    The name of my hero is Pat Tillman, he is my hero because he is an American warrior and he served our country proud and I respect that.Pat Tillman was an American Soldier he served in the army and was killed in friendly fire and gave up one something that he dreamed of all his life, and what he had worked for, just to help out our country in war. A hero to me is someone you makes you proud, believe in or who you can look up to. Heros have to be respected because they give everything they have because

  • Characteristics Of Pat Tillman

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    “Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness.” This quote from Ricky Martin perfectly fits Pat Tillman, past Army veteran and NFL player. Pat Tillman was born on November 6, 1976 in Fremont, California. He went to Leland High School and played for their football. After he graduated high school, Tillman went to Arizona State University for college and played for their football team as well. Soon

  • Pat Tillman: An Absurd Hero

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    Even though Pat Tillman was an ideal citizen and soldier, always putting the other person first, he was killed by friendly fire, one of the most degrading ways of death, making him an absurd hero. Pat Tillman was by no means an ordinary person. He exerted his whole being into everything he did both on and off the field. Growing up Tillman and his brothers were instructed by his father “to tell the truth, respect their elders, and to stand up for the vulnerable”(20) even when doing those things

  • The Prince Of Tides By Pat Conroy

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    The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy is a compelling narrative in which an ordinary southern South Carolina family, the Wingos, experience extraordinary circumstances deeply rooted in the canticles of childhood affliction. It is a narrative of survival; survival of familial bonds, mortality, and unaffected love when the Wingo parents, Lila and Henry Wingo, thoughtlessly wreak havoc on the fragile lives of their children: Tom, Luke, and Savannah Wingo. It is a story of sand dollars, marsh tides, shrimp

  • Pat Summerall: Mastery In Sports

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    “I've been on the air and broadcasting, but I had no idea what to say. How to respond to this meeting-there's gratitude, there's sorrow, every emotion you could think of (Quotes, 2016).” This quote was stated by legendary broadcaster Pat Summerall who spend over 50 years covering the NFL with three news networks and was known for covering golf as well. Summerall was notably one of the first NFL players to make the transitions from the field to the commentary both within the first few years of the

  • Pat Summitt: Women's Equality

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    Pat Summitt. That name for some people means nothing. But to hundreds of others, it means everything. She was the main reason why women’s basketball became so competitive and why people started to watch it. Pat Summitt was never a loser and her tremendous win to loss ratio proves it. In the four decades that Summitt was part of the University of Tennessee she had a 1098-208 record. Famous women’s college basketball coach, Pat Summitt, victories and losses always contained courage, determination,

  • Summary Of Pat Conroy's The Lords Of Discipline

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    In The Lords of Discipline, Pat Conroy develops a complex personality in the character of “Tradd St. Croix.” (Conroy 22) Tradd is a character overwhelmed by insecurities and through a variety of reasons, is made to stay quiet about them. These insecurities and the restraint from expressing his true feelings are what the artist’s representation of Tradd presents to us, through a variety of visuals, which show the artist’s opinion of Tradd’s innocence in the situation. What first strikes the viewer

  • Symbolism In Pat Conroy's 'The Water Is Wide'

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    Pat Conroy’s memoir, “The Water is Wide,” is about his life on Daufuskie Island, also known as Yamacraw Island in the book. Conroy spent a year teaching on the island in a little two room schoolhouse. The Yamacrawans were rural African-American people that by leaving on the island had basically no knowledge of anything beyond the island. Conroy tells of all the troubles he faced while teaching on the island and all the struggles he faced with outside forces. Conroy uses the setting, the title of

  • Pat Conroy's The Lords Of Discipline Essays

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    Pat Conroy's "The Lords Of Discipline" Conroy displays his life through his novel, The Lords of Discipline, to give readers a visual demonstration of how life connections can transform the entity of a novel. Conroy's attendance to the Citadel, his family, and the South helped influence his innovative writing style. "A lifetime in a Southern family negated any possibility that he [Will/Conroy] could resign from the school under any

  • The Characteristics Of Selfless In The Life Of Pat Tillman

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    The professional football player and soldier, Pat Tillman, was born on November 6, 1976, in Fremont, California. As Tillman was attending Leland High School, he was very talented in football, and led his team to a Central Coast Division I Football Championship. After high school, Tillman moved on to playing at Arizona State University to win many awards, and get an undefeated season. Following his college career, Tillman was drafted to the Arizona Cardinals. Tillman remained selfless, determined