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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Soldier with new arms determined to be independent

Brendan Marrocco attends a news conference followed by surgeons, from left, W.P. Andrew Lee, Jamie Shores Patrick L. Basile and Gerald Brandacher on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore. Marrocco received a transplant of two arms in December after losing all four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq.