However, one group of doctors who are optimistic that they can bring some hope back into the bedroom of these soldiers are the surgeons at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, who will soon be undertaking their first attempt at a penis transplant.
If the first trials of penis transplants are successful, then the surgeons believe the recipients will regain urinary function, sensation and even the ability to have sex.
It also means that these men may even be able to father children and start families with their loved ones.
This is how life changing this surgery will be - it will literally mean that new life can be welcomed into this world.
Although there are hopes that anyone who needs this transplant will soon be able to be put on the list, for now, the transplants will be offered only to those members of the military who have suffered injuries to their penis and/or testicles whilst serving in combat.
The chairman of plastic and reconstructive surgery at John Hopkins, W.P Andrew Lee, recently told The NY Times;
"These genitourinary injuries are not things we hear about or read about very often. I think one would agree it is as devastating as anything that our wounded warriors suffer, for a young man to come home in his early 20s with the pelvic area completely destroyed."
In reality, The Times reports that 1,367 men in military service sustained injuries to their genitals between 2001 and 2013.