- Posted August 30, 2013 by
Women pushing for equality in US, Thailand
Tammy and Yingluck spoke about democracy and human rights, and about the diversity of Thai and US politics
The US Congresswoman, who was born in Thailand, also urged Thai women to continue pushing forward for equality and societal building.
As a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, she was one of the first women to fly combat missions in Iraq until November 12th, 2004 when her helicopter was hit by an RPG. Tammy lost both legs and part of the use of her right arm in the explosion, and was awarded the Purple Heart for her combat injuries.