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Postby Admin » Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:45 pm

Duckworth lost her right leg near the hip and her left leg below the knee from injuries sustained on November 12, 2004, when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was co-piloting was hit by a rocket propelled grenade fired by Iraqi insurgents.
She is the first female double amputee from the Iraq war.
The explosion "almost completely destroyed her right arm,
breaking it in three places and tearing tissue from the back side of it."
Duckworth received a Purple Heart on December 3
and was promoted to Major on December 21
at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center,
where she was presented with an Air Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

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