Tenn. doctor back from Afghanistan is theft victim

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Posted: Aug 12, 2011 6:06 PM
Tenn. doctor back from Afghanistan is theft victim

A Tennessee doctor who lost his right hand while deployed with the military in Afghanistan has lost a bag containing three prosthetic hands to a thief.

Dr. Daniel McConnell said he's survived things he shouldn't have, but it would be nice to catch a break.

After returning from the war, McConnell completed his medical studies at the Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and is now working there as a resident, according to the Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/nPIulw).

McConnell said the prostheses in the bag labeled "Wounded Warrior" had recently been repaired and were taken from his car on Saturday. The thief also took a GPS device.

McConnell hopes the Veterans Administration will help him get new prosthetic hands. He has just one remaining.

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Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com