Duckworth stands for mention of wounded warriors

February 12, 2013

U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., visits VFW Post 1307 in Elgin, Ill. on Jan. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Patrick Kunzer)

When Obama mentioned his administration's ongoing commitment to veterans returning from Iraq from Afghanistan, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) shot out of her wheelchair and stood to applaud.

That's notable because Duckworth lost both her legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq and uses prosthetic legs.

Ed O’Keefe is a congressional reporter with The Washington Post and covered the 2008 and 2012 presidential and congressional elections.
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