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What a shame :icon_frow . News media jumps all over this when its A SPORTS figure and write all sort of stories about them, to bad they don't do this for ALL soldiers that are kill in the line of duty.
Well I guess the thing about his case that makes it poignant isn't that he was a football player, but that he turned down a $7M contract to serve. He had wealth and comfort and turned away from that because he thought his country needed him.
Everyone's service is important, and each loss is personal, but some cases stand out and represent the best. There's nothing wrong with that.