'Grown men began to weep': Wounded soldier awakens in hospital to make 'salute seen around the world'

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A salute by an Army Ranger — hospitalized with serious wounds after a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan — is warming the hearts of many people after being posted online.

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Veteran’s anonymous gift to soldier’s girlfriend goes viral

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A small gesture by an anonymous veteran paying it forward to a serviceman’s loved one has inspired more than one million fans, after a photo of the act of kindness went viral.

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Double-arm transplant soldier ‘excited for the future

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The soldier who lost all four limbs in an IED explosion in Iraq in 2009, showed the world his newly transplanted arms Tuesday.

Brendan Marrocco, 26, the first soldier to survive after losing all four limbs, received his new arms in a 13-hour operation that involved 16 surgeons on December 18 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

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Soldier who lost 4 limbs has double-arm transplant

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

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Staying up-to-date on beauty tips, even in Afghanistan

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U.S. Army soldier SSG Norma Gonzales of 426 Civil Affairs Battalion reads a magazine next to fellow soldiers while waiting to be ferried by a helicopter to different U.S. military bases in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan on Thursday.

Soldier who lost 4 limbs in Afghanistan returns home to hero’s welcome

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The Associated Press reports from Vassar, Mich. — Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills had been a lot of places since losing his four limbs in Afghanistan. The one place he hadn’t been was where people knew him best.

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Nasa Indians overpower soldiers in Colombia

Nasa Indians near Toribio in southern Colombia have demanded security forces and leftist rebels stay off their land. Local people decided to expel a group of soldiers from the area after clashes resulted in eight people being wounded and several houses damaged, Agence France Presse reports. 

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