Through the Wish of a Lifetime Foundation, our member Bob Levine, a World War II veteran who was injured four days after D-Day, got to have a conversation recently with U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth. Bob, whose injuries led to partial amputation of one of his legs when he was 19, first met Duckworth 17 years ago when he was visiting her as part of a program that put together older injured veterans with ones who were recovering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. He struck up a conversation with the pilot, who had lost both legs and the partial use of her right arm after her helicopter was shot down in Iraq.
“It really was an experience to talk to her and have contact with the senator,” said Bob, now 96. “When you talk about a wish of a lifetime, that’s what it was … she’s a very special person.”
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