Michael Shapiro’s stories, which range from investigative reporting to travel topics, have appeared in the Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler and the North Bay Bohemian. He is the author of A Sense of Place. For more about Shapiro and his work, see www.michaelshapiro.net.
The Bush administration's poster boy for the war on terror was felled by U.S. bullets in Afghanistan. Three years later the Tillmans still don't know the truth about Pat's death and they aren't the only family who has been deceived about a loved one's death.