Brendan Marrocco
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Soldier receives double arm transplant

29 January 2013 Last updated at 23:45 GMT

The first American soldier to survive after losing all four limbs in the Iraq war has received a double-arm transplant.

Brendan Marrocco was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009.

He told a news conference that he's looking forward to driving and swimming with his new limbs.

Steve Kingstone reports.