Ladda Tammy Duckworth (born March 12, 1968) was formerly Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and formerly the director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. Duckworth is an Iraq War veteran and former U.S. Army helicopter pilot whose severe combat wounds cost her both of her legs and damaged her right arm. She continues to serve as a Major in the Illinois Army National Guard along with her husband, Major Bryan W. Bowlsbey, a signal officer and fellow Iraq War veteran.In the 2006 election, Duckworth was the Democratic nominee for the U.S.
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In an interview preceding the president's State of the Union address Tuesday, two U. S. representatives from Obama's home state -- the fiery, unpredictable Tea Party-affiliated Republican Joe Walsh and the unabashedly progressive Democrat Jan Schakowsky -- exchanged jabs over the president's jobs record.
If the story of the United States has a theme so far in the 21st century, it is surely one of resilience. To hail that spirit on the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001, TIME revisited the people who led us, moved us and inspired us, from the morning of the attacks through the tumultuous decade that followed.