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Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) Eviscerates Braulio Castillo, CEO of Strong Castle Inc. an Alleged "Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned" Company Eligible for Government Set Aside Contracts

Rep Tammy Duckworth D-Ill Eviscerates Braulio Castillo CEO of Strong Castle Inc an Alleged Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Company Eligible for Government Set Aside Contracts

Photo Courtesy of The Washington Times

Initially per the Military Times:

"Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill, lost her legs and the use of her right arm as a helicopter pilot in Iraq in 2004. She was awarded a Purple Heart for her combat injuries.

"Braulio Castillo broke his foot in a prep school injury nearly three decades ago at the U.S. Military Preparatory School, which he attended for nine months before playing football in college. He owns a technology business certified as a service-disabled, veteran-owned company eligible for government set aside contracts.

"The two met at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing Wednesday in an exchange neither will forget anytime soon."

Video included at http://blogs.militarytimes.com/outside-the-wire/2013/06/26/shame-on-you-disabled-vet-duckworth-grills-irs-contractor/ - the fun starts at about 1:03.

Per the Washington Times:

Ms. Duckworth asked him: “Do you feel that the 30 percent rating that you have for the scars and the pain in your foot is accurate to the sacrifices that you’ve made for this nation?”

He responded, “Yes, ma’am I do.”

Ms. Duckworth then replied: “You know, my right arm was essentially blown off and reattached. I spent a year in limb salvage with over a dozen surgeries over that time period and in fact, we thought we would lose my arm, and I am still in danger of possibly losing my arm. I can’t feel it, I can’t feel my three fingers. My disability rating for that arm is 20 percent.”

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"Mr. Castillo ultimately secured contracts with the IRS worth more than $500 million, The Daily Caller reported."

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