Because the bridge links Arizona and Nevada, each state got to suggest a name for the bridge in late 2004. O'Callahan was a decorated Korean War veteran who was governor of Nevada from 1971 - 79 and was editor of the Las Vegas Sun newspaper until he passed away in 2004. Pat Tillman was a star football player for Arizona State University and the Arizona Cardinals. He gave up his lucrative professional football career to volunteer, along with his brother, for the Army after 9/11, and he was tragically killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan. This causes one to reflect on how many professional athletes left their careers during World War II.
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