Giffords serves dinner to troops
November 24th, 2011
02:53 PM ET
9 years ago

Giffords serves dinner to troops

(CNN) - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held her first constituent event Thursday since being gravely wounded in a mass shooting in January.

The Democratic congresswoman and her husband, Mark Kelly, retired Navy captain and NASA astronaut, helped serve a Thanksgiving meal to military families at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

More than 400 people were expected to attend the event, held at the Desert Inn at Davis-Monthan. The menu included traditional Thanksgiving food, as well as prime rib, baked ham, shrimp, assorted cheeses and desserts.

Giffords has been recovering in Houston since receiving a gunshot wound in the head at a constituent event in Tucson, where six people were killed and 12 others injured.

In her first television interview since the January 8 shooting, Giffords last week showed she could clearly understand questions but struggled to communicate her answers.

When asked in the ABC News interview if she would return to Congress, Giffords said she wants to get better before she makes her decision.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. vc

    Giffords is a real trooper. She is a strong woman!! It is good for her to get out to do things. It will help her in the long run.

    November 24, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  2. 2012liberal

    God bless you giffords family! ~Progressive liberals 2012~

    November 24, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  3. doug

    Poor woman shot by a Democrat who used to work for her. I would hope that she has learned from this experience and no longer supports the party of hate, lies, and wishing harm on every American who doesn't agree with you.

    November 24, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  4. Shawn Fitzgerald

    If only I had half the backbone and strength of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. God speed Gabby.

    November 24, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. 1ns1te

    Shot by a Democrat that worked for her?!? What Faux planet did you get that from? Despite this, I am not surprised by the negativity of something so positive spun by an anti-Democrat. Kettle to black.

    November 24, 2011 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  6. Murph

    You have no idea what you're talking about. It's never been established the shooter was a Democrat and you must have heard on Fox News that he used to work for her because he never did. Keep your hate comments out of this story because nobody wants to hear your lies.
    God speed Gabby and everyone is praying for you.

    November 24, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |