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Soldier Adapts to Life With Prosthetic Limb

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Soldier Adapts to Life With Prosthetic Limb

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Soldier Adapts to Life With Prosthetic Limb

Soldier Adapts to Life With Prosthetic Limb

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In a continuing series on caring for the wounded in Iraq, a look at the recovery of Lance Cpl. Alex Nicoll, who suffered leg injuries last November in Fallujah. Nicoll's leg was amputated. Now, he has a new prosthetic limb and is already playing basketball and soccer — and trying out his friend's dirt bike.

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Hear parts one and two of this report, and listen to a photographer recall the battle in which Sgt. Kasal and fellow Marine Lance Cpl. Alex Nicoll were wounded: