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Pat Tillman appears on the cover of the May 3, 2004 issue of SI. Tillman famously retired from the NFL in order to join the military and fight overseas. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)

Pat Tillman appears on the cover of the May 3, 2004 issue of SI. Tillman famously retired from the NFL in order to join the military and fight overseas. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)

Pat Tillman, who died exactly nine years ago on Monday, appears on the cover of the May 3, 2004 issue of SI. Tillman famously left the NFL to serve overseas, where he was tragically killed. (Gene Lower/SI)

SI VAULT: Even as a boy, Pat Tillman knew he was destined for great things (9.11.06)

Pat Tillman, who died exactly nine years ago on Monday, appears on the cover of the May 3, 2004 issue of SI. Tillman famously left the NFL to serve overseas, where he was tragically killed. (Gene Lower/SI)
SI VAULT: Even as a boy, Pat Tillman knew he was destined for great things (9.11.06)

On Veterans Day this May 2004 cover featuring the late Pat Tillman feels appropriate. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)

GALLERY: SI’s Veterans Day Covers

On Veterans Day this May 2004 cover featuring the late Pat Tillman feels appropriate. (Gene Lower/Slingshot)
GALLERY: SI’s Veterans Day Covers

Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. With that in mind, it seems fitting to highlight this cover featuring Pat Tillman, who left a successful NFL career to go overseas and serve in the military. As the headline suggests, remember his name. (Courtesy of the Tillman family)

GALLERY: Remembering Pat Tillman

Today is the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. With that in mind, it seems fitting to highlight this cover featuring Pat Tillman, who left a successful NFL career to go overseas and serve in the military. As the headline suggests, remember his name. (Courtesy of the Tillman family)
GALLERY: Remembering Pat Tillman