Duckworth to be inducted into Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame
The U.S. Army Women’s Foundation today announced that McKinley High and University of Hawaii-Manoa graduate Tammy Duckworth will be inducted into its Hall of Fame in ceremonies scheduled for March 17 in Washington, D.C.
Also inducted will be retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught.
Duckworth, a former Army helicopter pilot who lost both legs when her craft was stuck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, now is Assistant Secretary of Public and Governmental Affairs with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a recipient of a Purple Heart, an Air Medal and an Army Commendation Medal.
“Assistant Secretary Duckworth and Brigadier General Vaught have shown extraordinary dedication, valor and patriotism through their service careers,” said retired Maj. General Dee Ann McWilliams, president of the U.S. Army Women’s Foundation.
“Their sacrifices have not only contributed greatly to our country, but have also paved the way as leaders and role models to the Army women following their service.”
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