January 30, 2013
Retired Infantryman Brendan M. Marrocco wheels himself into a news conference followed by surgeons, from left, W.P. Andrew Lee, M.D., Jamie Shores M.D., Patrick L. Basile M.D. and Gerald Brandacher M.D. at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore. Marrocco received a transplant of two arms from a deceased donor after losing all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq.
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After weeks of round-the-clock medical care, Brendan Marrocco insisted on rolling his own wheelchair into a news conference using his new transplanted arms. Then he brushed his hair to one side.