Tammy Duckworth, on the day she was shot down over Iraq

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Wednesday marks the 10th anniversary since Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s helicopter was shot down in Iraq, and she’s talking in great detail about that horriffic day and the journey she’s taken the last 10 years.

“I go to these events and people stand up and they applaud, and I’m like, ‘look, I got shot down and I passed out from blood loss,’ ” Duckworth tells the Daily Herald. “I would be dead if these guys had not been there to take care of me. Or, I would be dead if they had made a different decision, which was to not recover the body. And they chose to spend extra time on the ground to get me out of there.”

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