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Monday, May 30, 2011

Afghanistan War IEDs Cause Surge In Double Amputees Among U.S. War Wounded

Least we forget on this day of all days

HP: "Afghanistan War IEDs Cause Surge In Double Amputees Among U.S. War Wounded"

"American soldiers and Marines walking combat patrols in Afghanistan have suffered a surge of gruesome injuries, losing one or both legs and often their genitals to crude homemade bombs Taliban insurgents bury in dirt roads and pathways.


In some cases, American military surgeons tell The Huffington Post, these traumatic amputations occur so close to soldiers' hips that it is difficult to fit prosthetic legs, severely limiting the patients' future mobility and rehabilitation. In addition, the loss of sexual function for formerly healthy young men in their early 20s causes severe anxiety and depression and can wreck new marriages."

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