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Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service
June 12, 2013

Wounded warrior amputees at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center here got a chance to share the wisdom and experience they’ve gained through tough rehabilitation and prosthetic fittings with a man who lost a leg during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings.

J.P. Norden and his brother, Paul, were cheering on a friend at the finish line of the marathon when they were injured in the second bomb blast. Each brother lost a leg.

The brothers' surgeon -- Dr. E.J. Caterson, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Harvard Medical School's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston -- recently accepted an invitation from Walter Reed officials to visit and learn about the latest medical and surgical advances in similar blast injuries seen in wounded warriors.

"This is an incredible place," Caterson said of the Military Advanced Training Center -- essentially, a rehabilitation center and gym.

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