(U.S. Army/Corey Toye0

Army Spc. Ezra Maes was on a deployment to Poland when an accident almost took his life.

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The Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center is seen Monday, June 9, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

After social workers at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Indianapolis were directed to stop tracking home healthcare visits with patients, one veteran's care went overlooked and he ended up having part of his leg amputated because of it, according to a U.S. Office Of Special Counsel report sent to President Donald Trump in a letter on Wednesday.

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DOD/Lt. Col. Brandon Lingle

When you’re fighting a war for the better part of two decades, you set a lot of records. But in 2016, U.S. service members downrange in Iraq and Afghanistan set the kind of record you really want to hear about: an entire year without combat amputations. Stars & Stripes reports:

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Screenshot from Seattle Times video.

The leg was swaddled in plastic and kept in a freezer when the lawyers came for it.

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