Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Casualties of war: Meet Tammy Duckworth (Video)

Casualties of war: Meet Tammy Duckworth

By Anna Song
and KATU Web Staff
Washington, D.C. - A Blackhawk pilot who is one of a growing number of seriously injured soldiers is out to prove that while her body may be broken, her spirit is not.

At the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the majority of the soldiers are men, which makes Tammy Duckworth stand out.

"I don't think of myself as a female soldier, I think of myself as just a soldier," she says.

Duckworth, a double amputee, is one of the few female combat pilots in the military and the first female soldier to arrive at Walter Reed.

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At 1:12 PM, Blogger bbowlsbey said...

There is an inaccuracy in the text. Tammy is not the first female amputee, or the first female wounded Soldier at Walter Reed. She is one heck of a Soldier, (I am married to her), and she does not want to minimize or negate the role of all the other wounded Soldiers, Marines, Airman and Sailors of either gender.

At 6:42 AM, Blogger Robert said...

Thank your wife for me. My wife and son are in the military and I served for 14 years. Not only have we experienced the uncertainty, the fear, and waiting for the next morale call, but we have experienced the pride that comes with serving our country, sometimes, in far away places. We have not experienced pain yet, so I cannot speak about that other than to say I wish you and your wonderful, soldier-wife (and family), nothing but the best, in the years to come. Thank you for a job well done and thank you for not stopping there.


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