US Soldier Gets Double Arm Transplant

A retired US army sergeant who underwent a double arm transplant after losing both arms and both legs in Iraq has been discharged from the hospital, saying he was anxious to get back to an active life. "I feel like I'm getting a second chance to start over" - Brendan Marrocco, US soldier -- Brendan Marrocco, 26, of New York, had the successful double arm transplant surgery six weeks ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. "I feel like I'm getting a second chance to start over," Marrocco said at a news conference on Tuesday. "I'm just looking forward to everything I would have wanted to do over the last four years." A roadside bomb attack in Iraq in 2009 cost him all four limbs.

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