9 veterans of Iraq, Afghan wars to join Congress

Posted: November 24, 2012 at 4:27 a.m.

U.S. Rep.-elect Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who lost her legs in combat before turning to politics, arrives for a group photo on the steps of the Capitol earlier this month.

As Tammy Duckworth sees it, her path to Congress began when she awoke in fall 2004 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She was missing both of her legs and faced the prospect of losing her right arm.

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