Articles filed underTammy Duckworth: We Were Almost Home
The story of Tammy Duckworth and the soldiers who saved her lifeMay 1, 2015 3:42 PM - Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth's 2004 deployment in Iraq has made her a national figure. A helicopter shot down, a long recovery at Walter Reed and a political career for the Hoffman Estates Democrat. Wednesday marks 10 years since a rocket-propelled grenade hit her Black Hawk helicopter, taking both her legs. Over several months, Political Editor Mike Riopell has talked to Duckworth and the soldiers who saved her life and remain among her closest friends and advisers today. Find stories, photos, video and more on Veterans Day at Dailyherald.com.
Images: Tammy Duckworth's 2006 6th Congressional District CampaignNov 11, 2014 1:55 PM - U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth's first campaign for Congress was a 2006 run for the old 6th Congressional District against Republican Peter Roskam.
Images: Tammy Duckworth at the 2008 and 2012 Democratic National ConventionsNov 11, 2014 1:54 PM - U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth landed a speaking spot at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., during her 2012 race for Congress
A soldier's story of undying valorNov 11, 2014 2:31 PM - Editor's note: This story appeared Nov. 27, 2005 in the Daily Herald. WASHINGTON -- On the morning of Nov. 12, Army Maj. Ladda "Tammy"Duckworth lies half-awake in her bed. An IV pumps antibiotics into her right arm.
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