Pat Tillman Mural ASUA mural of Pat Tillman will be the last thing that the Sun Devils see or touch before running into Sun Devil Stadium for their games. Army Cpl. Stanley "Stash" Lapinski a hero But she and her husband, Stanley Lapinski, a World War II Marine veteran, stood by their man. They somehow understood that their son felt the same sense of obligation that led others, such as professional football player Pat Tillman, to leave comfortable careers and put on a uniform. Then her mother's heart spoke out. Support the troops, she said, but do whatever you can to get them home. "Don't be blase," she said imploringly. "Get them home safe." Amen/ so be it!