Marie Tillman

Marie Tillman is co-founder and president of the Pat Tillman Foundation, a national leader in providing resources and educational scholarship support to veterans, active service members and their spouses. Tillman lost her husband Pat, a U.S. Army Ranger and former NFL star, in April 2004 when he was killed in action in Afghanistan.  In her book, The Letter: My Journey Through Love, Loss, and Life, Marie Tillman, shares her very personal passage through grief and despair to peace and acceptance. An introvert who has “always been more comfortable in the background,” Tillman says she decided to go public with her private story after realizing the good that might come of it.