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Iraq war veteran Brendan M. Marrocco, center, finishes a press conference along with two of his surgical team members Dr. Gerald Brandacher, left, and the team's leader Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, right, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The surgical team successfully performed the hospital’s first bilateral arm transplant on Marrocco who lost all four limbs from a bomb outside Baghdad, Iraq. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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