Army Aviation

Duckworth Honored

ht 0114 duckworthFormer Army Aviator, Representative Tammy Duckworth, 8th District, Illinois, was recently honored at the 2013 Easter Seals Advocacy Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. Duckworth, who was severely injured while flying a Blackhawk in Iraq in 2004, continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the Illinois National Guard and had served previously as an Assistant Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a leading advocate on Capitol Hill for wounded warriors and disabled veterans. Pictured are (r to l) former AAAA National President MG (Ret.) Carl H. McNair, Jr.; Duckworth; McNair’s wife, Jo Ann; and Mrs. Jane Merryman, the widow of LTG (Ret.) James H. Merryman. The gala included recovering warriors from Walter Reed, and alsohonored television journalist Tom Brokaw and actor Gary Sinese for their support of the Wounded Warrior program.