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Military is a lot more diverse than congress, says Gabbard

Recently elected Hawaiian Democratic congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tulsi Gabbard plans to swear her oath on Hindu sacred texts.Rachel Rickard Straus of the Daily Mail reports:Proud of her Hindu religion, she is not Indian or of Indian heritage. Ms Gabbard was born in American Samoa to a Catholic father - Hawaii State Senator Mike Gabbard - and a Hindu mother. She moved to Hawaii when she was two and fully embraced her religion as a teenager.Gabbard is the first Hindu and the first female combat veteran elected to the Hill, at a time when Congressional Veterans are waning in number.Her accomplishment highlights the fact that many units in the U.S. Military are accurate demographic representation of America. The military is relatively tolerant too.Gabbard told the Huffington Post about how her religion helped her through Iraq, \First thing in the morning and the last thing at night