US Army Sgt. Marrocco speaks during a news conference after receiving double arm transplants in Baltimore, Maryland

 
US Army Sgt. Marrocco speaks during a news conference after receiving double arm transplants in Baltimore, Maryland
U.S. Army Sgt. Brendan Marrocco (C) of Staten Island, New York, who lost his four limbs in a 2009 roadside bomb attack in Iraq, speaks during a news conference after receiving double arm transplants, performed by a Hopkins medical team at The John Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, Maryland January 29, 2013. With him are: (L-R) U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Patrick L. Basile at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine's Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program Scientific Director Gerald Brandacher, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine's Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Director W.P. Andrew Lee, and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Assistant Professor Jaimie Shores. REUTERS/Jose Luis Magana