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ASU's Pat Tillman Veterans Center to open Tuesday

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Posted: Sunday, August 14, 2011 7:00 am

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University on Tuesday will officially open a new veterans center on its Tempe campus named after ex-NFL star and Army Ranger Pat Tillman.

The Pat Tillman Veterans Center is a 3,300-square-foot facility in the university's Memorial Union that will provide academic support to the school's growing enrollment of military veterans.

The goal of the center is to help veterans make a smooth transition to school life.

Tillman played linebacker for Arizona State from 1994-97 and went on to an NFL career with the Cardinals. He enlisted in the Army after three seasons in the NFL.

He died in Afghanistan in 2004 in a friendly fire incident.

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