Asian American & Pacific Islander, Tammy Duckworth
One of the more recognizable Asian-American and Pacific Islanders with a proud history of contributions to the United States is Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (D-Illinois). Duckworth’s journey to Congress includes being called to active duty in support of Operation Iraqi freedom in 2004, where the Blackhawk helicopter she piloted was struck by a rocket propelled grenade.

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