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Patrick Tillman

November 6, 1976 – April 22, 2004

 
 
Patrick Tillman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
1. Patrick Tillman Marker
Inscription. Pat lived in New Almaden for most of his life. He came to love it for its history and community spirit. He roamed the hills with his brothers as a kid, then hiked and trained in them as an athlete and a soldier.
Pat was a loved son, brother, husband and faithful friend. He was a voracious reader, inquisitive scholar, civic volunteer, aggressive athlete and a patriotic and selfless soldier.
New Almaden and the nation lost
Patrick Tillman
in Afghanistan on
April 22, 2004
in service to his country

[The logos of each school, the Arizona Cardinals and the 75 Rangers are placed with each name.]

Greystone Elementary School Bret Harte Middle School Leland High School 42 - Arizona State 40 - Arizona Cardinals 75 Rangers RGT
 
Erected by The New Almaden Community Club. (Marker Number 2007.)
 
Location. 37° 10.451′ N, 121° 49.467′ W. Marker is in San Jose, California, in Santa Clara County. Marker is at the intersection of Almaden Road and Bertram Way on Almaden Road. Click for map. Marker is located across from the entrance to the Hacienda Trailhead in Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Marker is in this post office area: San Jose CA 95120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Patrick Tillman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 28, 2011
2. Patrick Tillman Marker
The marker is mounted on a granite block that was used for drilling contests by miners. The story is told on the "Nearby Marker" Hard Rock Miners.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hard Rock Miners (here, next to this marker); Site of First Mining in California (here, next to this marker); Vichy Springs (within shouting distance of this marker); Hacienda Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); New Almaden Quicksilver Mine (within shouting distance of this marker); New Almadens Civil War Crisis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hacienda Mining Display (about 600 feet away); Cornish Pump (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Jose.
 
Also see . . .
1. Pat Tillman. A detailed article on Wikipedia detailing his life, football and military careers, information on his death by friendly fire and the reported cover-up by the US Army. (Submitted on March 31, 2011.) 

2. Pat Tillman. An ESPN article reporting the death of Pat Tillman and detailing his football career with Arizona State and the Arizona Cardinals. Included are tributes from his teammates. (Submitted on March 31, 2011.) 
 
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The Group of Markers at the Intersection image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, March 29, 2011
3. The Group of Markers at the Intersection
Left: Patrick Tillman Memorial & the Hard Rock Mining marker.
Right: Site of First Mining in California marker with the Bulmore Park marker not seen on the rear of the brick base.
Patrick Tillman image. Click for full size.
4. Patrick Tillman
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   3, 4. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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