Rep. Tammy Duckworth to Retire from Military

Posted October 15, 2014 at 5:15am

The Chicago Tribune reports that “Rep. Tammy Duckworth , a double amputee from the Iraq War and lieutenant colonel in the Illinois Army National Guard, is retiring from the military, the Guard said Tuesday.”  

“Duckworth, 46, from Hoffman Estates, is running for a second term in Congress, facing Republican Larry Kaifesh in the Nov. 4 election.”  

“She and her husband, Maj. Brian Bowlsbey, are expecting a baby girl Dec. 5. He serves at the National Guard Bureau.”