US. Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, a recalibrated warrior, actor, author, and advocate for veterans and amputees, suffered critical injuries caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. He lost portions of both of his arms and legs to the 2012 roadside bomb and is one of only five U.S. servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive quadruple amputee injuries.
Mills’ story has been seen in theaters nationwide thanks to the 2013 documentary “Travis: A Soldier’s Story,” and his 2015 book, “Tough As They Come,” is a New York Times best-seller. He founded the Travis Mills Foundation in 2013 to benefit wounded veterans.
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