PHOTOS: A Soldier's Life

Aaron Mankin was serving in Iraq in 2005 when an IED exploded, burning his body.

Stand Up for Heroes: Marine Aaron Mankin on Healing Wounds

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Aaron Mankin
Aaron Mankin
Soldier on Healing Wounds, Finding Hope Again
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Aaron Mankin
Aaron Mankin
Aaron Mankin
Soldier Finds Hope Again
Soldier on Healing Wounds, Finding Hope Again
Mankin survived the blast, but his injuries were gruesome. His ears, nose and mouth were so badly burned that they were essentially gone; he lost two fingers on his right hand. (Steve Mankin)
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