The Bears may have been empty-handed after the season ended with no postseason, but that didn't mean individuals wouldn't get something. And after the NFL's Honors Ceremony, cornerback Charles Tillman left with the USAA Salute to Service Award.
The USAA Salute to Service Award recognizes those who honor and support members of the military community. Tillman's father served 20 years in the Army. Tillman took an eight-day USO tour in Iraq and Kuwait in 2010, visiting Camp Victory, Camp Buehring and Joint Base Balad. During the Bears' bye week this year, he visited Fort Hood's Darnall Army Medical Center and donated a locker full of electronics such as iPads, DVD players, Sony Playstation Portables and other systems to help patients pass the time.
He also conducts football camps on military bases throughout the country, and at the 2013 Pro Bowl, Tillman and other players visited Schofield Army Barracks to greet recently returned wounded warriors.
Congratulations to Charles Tillman for this outstanding award and thank you for your support of the military.