Aug 12, 2011 8:10 PM by Matt Stafford

Tenn. doctor back from Afghanistan is theft victim

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee doctor who lost his right hand while deployed with the military in Afghanistan has lost a bag containing three prosthetic hands to a thief.

Dr. Daniel McConnell said he's survived things he shouldn't have, but it would be nice to catch a break.

After returning from the war, McConnell completed his medical studies at the Quillen School of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and is now working there as a resident, according to the Johnson City Press.

McConnell said the prostheses in the bag labeled "Wounded Warrior" had recently been repaired and were taken from his car on Saturday. The thief also took a GPS device.

McConnell hopes the Veterans Administration will help him get new prosthetic hands. He has just one remaining.


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