Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

July 3, 2013

A former Vietnamese soldier reunited with his right hand, which he lost 47 years ago. This was made possible thanks to the doctor who performed the amputation of the upper limb.

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A captured Vietcong soldier got into a military hospital in the United States in 1966, dying from a gangrene in his hand that was shot. After amputation, Sam Axelrad’s hand remained for forty years.

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“Fabrics were removed from it, bones were connected with wire and given to me. When in six months I left Vietnam, I decided not to throw it away. Until that time, she was in my suitcase, ”says the surgeon.

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Many years later, Sam visited Vietnam, and the journalist wrote a story about the stored hand. Then it turned out that Nguyen was still alive, and the doctor wanted to return his hand. There were no problems at customs: under US and Vietnamese legislation, it is not prohibited to transport bones across the border. Khan said he was glad: an amputated hand and a doctor's certificate would help him arrange his pension as a war veteran

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“The documents disappeared during the war, and the state refused me a disability pension. I hope that the hand will serve as proof, ”he said, adding that he wants to be buried along with the once lost hand.

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    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

    Vietnamese returned the cut off hand after 47 years

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