Senator Mike Green

Travis Mills: A Wounded Hero Who Needs Our Support

On April 10th, 2012, Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was severely injured by an improvised explosive device (IED) during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan, resulting in the loss of both arms and legs. He is believed to be only the fourth quadruple amputee in U.S. military history to survive his injuries. Travis is currently undergoing intense medical treatment, to include multiple surgeries, at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

A native of Vassar, Travis, his wife Kelsey and their four month old daughter Chloe are now faced with a long road to recovery. Their lives have been forever impacted by the injuries he sustained in service to our nation and to them we are indebted.

The Vassar community, indeed the entire nation, has come together to provide prayer and a helping hand to the Mills family to help ease the emotional and financial burden during this difficult time. The Richville American Legion is hosting a Memorial Day weekend spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Travis on Sunday, May 27th from 2:00pm - 7:00pm at the Alvin F. Miller Hall, 9890 Sanilac Road, Richville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. The event will also include a bake sale and a live auction at 4pm.

Travis is a wounded hero who needs our support. Please consider giving in any way you can. To learn more about Travis, keep track of his recovery progress, and for information about donation opportunities to include donating online, please visit


Mike Green
State Senator