With Tammy Duckworth

L. <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEBSL00003764" title="Tammy Duckworth" href="/topic/politics/government/tammy-duckworth-PEBSL00003764.topic">Tammy Duckworth</a> is embraced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) after being sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs in a ceremony at Walter Reed Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100101200000000" title="Washington, DC" href="/topic/us/washington-dc-PLGEO100101200000000.topic">Washington, DC</a>. Duckworth, former director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, is an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST000043" title="Iraq War (2003-2011)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/iraq-war-%282003-2011%29-EVHST000043.topic">Iraq War</a> veteran and was severely wounded in combat. She did much of her recovery at Walter Reed.
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( Tribune photo by Brendan Hoffman / May 20, 2009 )

L. Tammy Duckworth is embraced by Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) after being sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs for the Department of Veterans Affairs in a ceremony at Walter Reed Hospital on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 in Washington, DC. Duckworth, former director of the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs, is an Iraq War veteran and was severely wounded in combat. She did much of her recovery at Walter Reed.

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