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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Young, active war wounded pushing medical science

In this photo taken in 2011 and provided by Eric Lunson, Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer smiles for a picture while waiting to be evacuated after a bomb he was trying to deactivate exploded in Afghanistan. Meyer lost his right leg above the knee, his right hand above the wrist, and three fingers on his left hand in the incident. The Naval Health Research Center is launching a major, six-year study on wounded warriors to track their quality of life and better understand the road to recovery.