Next week, veterans Bryant Jacobs and Ed Salau will become the first amputees to receive prosthetic implants. Both Iraq War veterans — Jacobs lost his right leg to a roadside bomb, while Salau lost his left to a rocket-propelled grenade in 2004.
The procedure, which surgically implants percutaneous osseointegrated prosthesis into a limb, will leave a rod sticking out of each of their femurs, allowing them to attach prosthetics.
“I'm more than happy to be the guinea pig,” Jacobs said.
He hopes this procedure will make better the lives of the nearly 6,000 amputees in the VA system as well as civilian amputees.
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.