Will Huff remembers the day he met Pat Tillman, the former star football player for the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, who enlisted in the U.S. Army in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The meeting took place in 2003, while both men were serving in Iraq during the Enduring Freedom campaign. The next year, Tillman was killed in action.
"He introduced himself and we talked about football," recalled Huff, a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Academy at West Point who is now Towson University's deputy director of athletics. "Anyone who has been touched by Pat Tillman has been inspired."
For Huff, 49, who was the captain of Army's football team and...