Athletes who served in the military

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14 Nov 1999: Pat Tillman #40 of the Arizona Cardinals runs to catch the pass during the game against the Detroit Lions at the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Lions 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport

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Yahoo! Sports would like yo salute the athletes who put their careers on hold so that they could help protect our freedom.

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