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One U.S. Soldier's Hope for New Arms

This Memorial Day weekend began with news that the United States has suffered its 1,000th death from direct military action in Afghanistan. In Iraq, the U.S. death toll stands at 4,400. Our national security correspondent David Martin tells us that's one less than it might have been ...

No one ever came closer to becoming one of the fallen than Brendan Marrocco.

"I wasn't expected to live. I died three times and came back," he said. "Flat-out dead."

It happened Easter Sunday 2009 in northern Iraq, when an Iranian-made roadside bomb launched a red hot projectile into his vehicle.

"It went straight through my door and it took both arms, my left leg off completely, and my right leg was still attached a little bit, and killed my gunner and best friend," Marrocco said.

What does he remember?

"I remember the flash, the sounds, it was ridiculously loud," he said. "I remember

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Added: May-31-2010 Occurred On: May-30-2010
By: Tyrfingr
Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, News
Tags: Brendan Marrocco, Hope, Memorial Day, New Arms, Soldier, United States
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