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Jun 06

Tulsi Gabbard

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QUICK FACTS:

NAME: Tulsi Gabbard

A.K.A:

BIRTH DATE: April 02, 1981

PLACE OF BIRTH: Leloaloa, American Samoa

EDUCATION: Hawai’i Pacific University: International Business

 

KNOWN FOR: U.S. House of Representative from Hawai’i’s 2nd congressional district and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

VILLAGES IN SAMOA: Leloaloa

 

SHORT BIO / CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal during Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • The first female to be a Distinguished Honor Graduate at Fort McClellan’s Officer Candidate School
  • The first woman to ever receive an award of appreciation from the Kuwaiti military on her 2nd overseas tour
  • One of the first two female combat veterans to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress
  • First Hindu to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress
  • First female of Samoan heritage to ever serve as a member of the U.S. Congress

 

 

 

 

 

Source – House Government page, Tulsi campaign page

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