Soldier receives arm transplant

Iraq war veteran Brendan Marrocco, 26, who lost all four limbs from a bomb near Baghdad, speaks about the bilateral arm transplant performed on him at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Surgical team leader Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee speaks at a press conference to announce the Johns Hopkins Hospital's first successful bilateral arm transplant performed on Iraq war veteran Brendan Marrocco, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Marrocco, who lost all four limbs from a bomb outside Baghdad, Iraq., is expected to slowly develop control over his new arms over the next year and a half. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Surgical team leader Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee speaks at a press conference to announce the Johns Hopkins Hospital's first successful bilateral arm transplant performed on Iraq war veteran Brendan Marrocco, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Marrocco, who lost all four limbs from a bomb outside Baghdad, Iraq., is expected to slowly develop control over his new arms over the next year and a half. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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