Tami Duckworth

  • Female
  • Society Builder
  • Musketeer ("One for all . . ." )
Tami Duckworth

Tami Duckworth called attention to people who are abusing the government system at the expense of disabled veterans. Tami Duckworth was: - A Black Hawk helicopter pilot; - One of the first women to fly combat missions in Iraq; - Shot down by enemy fire, resulting in the loss of both legs and partial use of her right arm; - Appointed by President Obama in 2009 to be the Assistant Secretary of Veteran Affairs. Tami Duckworth is: - A Lieutenant Colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard (she declined military medical retirement); - The U.S. Representative for Illinois's 8th Congressional District (since 2013) At the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, she quietly but dramatically showed the ridiculousness of some people’s claims to veteran programs, explains how those people are making it harder on much more deserving veterans, and how they are an embarrassment to the country. The Chairman concludes the meeting with, “It was time well spent.” So, if you’d like to see a no-legged, cripple-armed woman figuratively knock a football player on his butt, watch this video.