Earlier this month, Massachusetts Bar Association (MBA)
President Douglas K. Sheff recognized U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth
(D-IL) for her service towards victims of the Boston Marathon
Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and Black Hawk helicopter pilot,
lost both her legs and wounded an arm when she was shot down over
Iraq in 2004. A recipient of the Purple Heart, Duckworth has
visited with victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, including
MBTA Transit Police Officer Richard Donohue at Spaulding
"Representative Duckworth embodies the ideals of the Massachusetts
Bar Association and its members," said MBA President Douglas K.
Sheff. "We are proud to honor her continued work with Boston
Marathon bombing victims and the inspiration she has provided to
survivors of this tragedy. Since the marathon bombings last April,
the Massachusetts Bar Association has also been a vocal advocate
for bombing survivors and our attorneys have provided pro bono
assistance to those who needed legal help and information."