Tammy Duckworth

If you haven’t heard U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth’s story, a quick YouTube search of her name will catch you up. You could easily start with one of her speeches from the last three Democratic National Conventions, where she eloquently and passionately describes how a rocket-propelled grenade blew up the Black Hawk helicopter she was piloting in 2004 during the Iraq war. That attack left her a double amputee with a severely wounded right arm, and subsequently the experience led her to a career of public service and eventually a seat in the House of Representatives.

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