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Tammy Duckworth on Homeland Security

 


2004: Lost both legs as helicopter pilot in Iraq

On a visit to Walter Reed Hospital, where many Iraq War Veterans were being treated for serious injuries during the fall of 2003, I will never forget how positive and upbeat these young men and women were, even though, they had received severe injuries. One of the more remarkable women there was Tammy Duckworth, an Illinois National Guard helicopter pilot who lost both legs and full use of her right arm in 2004 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit the Black Hawk she was flying over the Tigris River. She was determined to get back into the pilot's seat and fly again. Instead, she ended up running for Congress in the western suburbs of Chicago--I am proud to say as a Democrat.
Source: What A Party!, by Terry McAuliffe, p.384-385 , Jan 23, 2007

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