On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. While on patrol, an IED (improvised explosive device) blast took portions of his legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.
Thanks to his amazing strength, courage and will to live, as well as the heroic actions of the men in his unit and the healthcare providers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Travis remains on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but he continues to astound friends and family with his remarkable progress and indomitable spirit.
Travis retired from the United States Army in November 2013. Looking to the future, he established the Travis Mills Foundation and Travis Mills Group, LLC. Today, he consults with organizations nationwide and serves as a public speaker, inspiring others to overcome their own life challenges.
Last year, Travis and his young family moved into their custom Smart Home constructed through the Gary Sinise Foundation’s R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program.
SSG Travis Mills is a true American hero. For his incredible sacrifice, our nation will remain forever in his debt.
“It is a true honor to serve as an Ambassador for the Gary Sinise Foundation. The Gary Sinise Foundation has provided my family and I with so much more than a home. It is our duty to continue to support our wounded service men and women and provide them with the necessary freedoms to continue life without limitations. I am honored to play a small part in such an influential organization.”
— SSG Travis Mills