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He fought for us and our country. This is absolutely an amazing story. Surgeons at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore will be joined today by a soldier who received two new transplanted arms after losing all four limbs in an Iraq roadside bombing. Twenty-six-year-old Brendan Marrocco is only the seventh recipient of a double-hand or double-arm transplant in the United States.
Here's the story from AP and reporter Marilynn Marchione
(AP)- On Facebook, he describes himself as a "wounded warrior...very wounded."
Brendan Marrocco was the first soldier to survive losing all four limbs in the Iraq War, and doctors revealed Monday that he's received a double-arm transplant.
Those new arms "already move a little," he tweeted a month after the operation.
Marrocco, a 26-year-old New Yorker, was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. He had the transplant Dec. 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, his father said Monday.
Alex Marrocco said his son does not want to talk with reporters until a news conference Tuesday at the hospital, but the younger Marrocco has repeatedly mentioned the transplant on Twitter and posted photos.
"Ohh yeah today has been one month since my surgery and they already move a little," Brendan Marrocco tweeted Jan. 18.
Responding to a tweet from NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, he wrote: "dude I can't tell you how exciting this is for me. I feel like I finally get to start over."
The infantryman also received bone marrow from the same dead donor who supplied his new arms. That novel approach is aimed at helping his body accept the new limbs with minimal medication to prevent rejection.
The military sponsors operations like these to help wounded troops. About 300 have lost arms or hands in Iraq or Afghanistan.