SSG Travis Mills

Posted by Christopher Vargo on

United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan was critically injured on April 10th, 2012, by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is only one of 5 quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

Staff Sergeant Mills is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’ New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough As They Come, is currently available on sale in bookstores everywhere. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Travis lives by his motto: “Never give up. Never quit.”

In September of 2013, Travis founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to benefit and assist combat-injured veterans. He also founded the Travis Mills Group, LLC, where he consults with and speaks to companies and organizations nationwide, inspiring all to overcome life's challenges and adversity.

To hear Travis tell his story in his own words, click here.


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  • Travis, thank you for your service and sacrifice, you are an inspiration and great example of never give up, never quit!!!

    Herman Schwebes on

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