Mar 28th, 2017
On today's episode of the All American Legacy Podcast, we talk with retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, a quadruple amputee who served with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Mills is still a Paratrooper, who continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds.
On April 10, 2012, Mills was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.
Now Mills is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. In September 2013, he founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans.
Mills lives by his motto: “Never give up. Never quit.”
Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, the prayers of thousands, and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, near Washington D.C., Mills remains on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but he continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing spirit.
Mills' story has been featured on local and national news and he has a New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come.
This show is produced by the 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs Office and hosted by Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, Master Sgt. Dan Bailey, Sgt. 1st Class Alex Burnett, and Staff Sgt. Will Reinier.
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