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
Soldier on Healing Wounds, Finding Hope Again
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Aaron Mankin
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Aaron Mankin
Soldier Finds Hope Again
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Dr. Timothy Miller, UCLA's chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery, examined Cpl. Aaron Mankin prior to surgery on Oct.1, 2007. Miller and his surgical team donated their services to help rebuild Mankin's burned body. (Courtesy of Reed Hutchinson/UCLA Medical Center)
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