Topic - National Women'S History Project

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  • Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Illinois Democrat, will be honored by the National Women's History Project later this month. Mrs. Duckworth is know as an advocate for veterans, particularly women and Native Americans. (Associated Press)

    Group honors Tammy Duckworth for courage, advocacy, spirit

    Rep. Tammy Duckworth was one of the first female Army helicopter pilots to fly combat missions in Operation Iraqi Freedom and, after she lost both legs in a rocket-propelled grenade attack, she began a fight for veterans' rights that's taken her to the halls of Congress.

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