Above: Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, lost both her legs and the use of her right arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. She has chronic pain and may still lose her right arm altogether.
In video: Braulio Castillo broke his foot at the U.S. Military Preparatory School, between high school and college. Then he went on to play football in college. Thirty years later, he claimed special “military disability” benefits for his company based on chronic pain in says he has in his foot.
Castillo told Duckworth that the pain is “due to my service to our great country and I would do it again to protect this great country.”
Duckworth replied, “I’m so glad that you would be willing to play football in prep school again to protect this great country.”
She went on.
“Shame on you, Mr. Castillo. Shame on you. You may not have broken any laws … but you certainly broke the trust of this great nation. You broke the trust of veterans.”