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
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Mankin, pictured here in his dress blues in August 2007. Even though he has become accustomed to his face in the last few years, he says the chance to have it repaired has given him a newfound hope, and his mission now is to give other soldiers who have suffered similar burn injuries the hope that they too can recover. Mankin attends the Woodruff Foundation's "Stand Up for Heroes" event on Nov. 8 (Steve Mankin )
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