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Blake Shelton Handshake Is Wounded Soldier’s Wish Come True

Baltimore Sun, NBC/Universal

There are a lot of firsts surrounding Army vet Brendan Marrocco. In 2009, he became the first U.S. serviceman to survive a quadruple amputation, after his armored vehicle was bombed in Iraq. Six weeks ago, he was the first person to have a double-arm transplant performed at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Now, he’d like to share another first with Blake Shelton.

In a story by Henderson, Ky., TV station WEHT, the soldier talks about how great it would be if his first handshake was with the country superstar. Last night, a fan tweeted the story directly to Blake, earning the response, “Wow.. Speechless. I will make this happen!!” from “The Voice” coach.

After that, the Oklahoma native posted a message directly to Marrocco. “Hey Brendan @BMarr86…. I can’t WAIT to shake the hand of an American Hero/Stud… You my brother.”

To which the brave vet responded, “Holy mother of God!! I can’t wait. I’m a huge fan and really looking forward to it. Thank you.”

Learn more about Marrocco’s story in the video below.

Watch a Report on Marrocco’s Miraculous Story

Flip Through Pics of Blake & Other CMA Fest Performers

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