Colorado Springs, Colo. — Bob Calvert interviews Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, U.S. Army, keynote speaker at this year’s www.thehomefrontcares.org ‘For The Love of Our Troops’ event in Colorado Springs.
Travis was critically injured on his third tour of duty with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol. Travis lost portions of both legs and both arms. He is 1 of 5 servicemen from war in Iraq & Afghanistan to survive quadruple amputee injuries. “Never give up. Never quit,” is the motto that Travis lives by. His personality, sense of humor & incredible spirit inspired audiences across the nation. He served his country admirably & continues his service by telling his inspirational story of overcoming great challenges.
During his recovery at the U.S. Army’s flagship hospital, Walter Reed, Travis found a passion for inspiring fellow wounded servicemen and women. While at Walter Reed, Travis consistently toured the facility seeking opportunities to encourage and spend time with fellow wounded soldiers and their families. For this service, Travis quickly earned the nickname, the “Mayor,” at Walter Reed.
To carry on his passion, Travis Mills founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization, formed to benefit and assist wounded and injured veterans and their families. Travis continues to inspire wounded servicemen, women and their families by showing them they can overcome their physical obstacles and emotional challenges and find purpose by staying the course through their recovery and beyond.
“Never give up. Never quit.”