Former U.S. Army Sergeant Brendan Marrocco to Visit 'LATE SHOW,' 3/3
Former U.S. Army Sergeant Brendan Marrocco, recipient of a rare double arm transplant, will visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, accompanied by his surgeon, Dr. Andrew Lee, when they visit the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, Monday, March 3 (11:35 PM-12:37 AM, ET/PT).
In 2009, Sgt. Marrocco, a Staten Island, N.Y. native, was stationed in Iraq when the vehicle in which he was riding was hit by a roadside bomb. He suffered critical injuries, including a severed carotid artery and the loss of both his arms and legs. The first U.S. soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan to survive a quadruple amputation, Sgt. Marrocco underwent his arm transplant in a 13-hour surgery performed December 2012 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Dr. Lee led the team of 16 surgeons who performed the procedure, the hospital's first bilateral arm transplant. With intense physical and occupational therapy, Marrocco continues to make a remarkable recovery.
Also visiting the LATE SHOW Monday, March 3 are actor Zach Braff, star of the new Broadway musical "Bullets Over Broadway" and musical guests Future Islands.
The Late Show with David Letterman is a production of Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Barbara Gaines, Matt Roberts, Jude Brennan, Maria Pope, Eric Stangel, Justin Stangel and Rob Burnett are the executive producers.