Gabrielle Giffords Serves Thanksgiving Meal to Troops

Congresswoman visits Air Force base in Tucson
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 24, 2011 3:35 PM CST

(Newser) – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to service members and retirees at a military base in her hometown of Tucson. Giffords arrived in the dining hall at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base at midday wearing a ball cap and an apron with her nickname of "Gabby" sewn on the front. She was accompanied by her retired astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, who also donned an apron.

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Giffords used only her left hand as she served, a sign that physical damage remains from the injuries she suffered when she was shot in January. Afterward, she mingled with service members, exchanging pleasantries and mostly one-word greetings and responses. (Read more Gabrielle Giffords stories.)

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