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.

Iraq war veteran Brendan Marrocco, second from left, speaks at a press conference next to members of his surgical team lead by Johns Hopkins physicians who successfully performed the hospitalís first bilateral arm transplant, 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)

Iraq war veteran Brendan Marrocco, second from left, speaks at a press conference next to members of his surgical team lead by Johns Hopkins physicians who successfully performed the hospitalís first bilateral arm transplant, 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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