First i would like to thank you, and your family for protecting me and my family like you have done for us and our country! We can never thank you enough, and thank you does even come close to say how i really feel, and i know it does not come close to what you have to face every single day. But you are true hero to all of us americans, and we all are really blessed because of men and woman, just like you! I wish you all the best, and your daughter is simply beautiful , i will keep up with you on this blog!!!!.Again thank you, thank you , and all our love from ky , love julie fischer
Alex P said:October 5, 2012 2:05 pm PST
God bless you Travis. You are a true hero. Thank you.
Jessica Donada said:October 5, 2012 12:36 pm PST
Thank you for your service to this country. I wish you a speedy recovery and wish you and your family the best!! God Bless!
Ray Foster said:October 5, 2012 12:33 pm PST
Sargeant Mills.....it is obvious from the postings here that the nation is gratified to have brave and dedicated men and women, such as yourself, in service to the country. As for me, I'd be proud to be seen standing in your shadow.
Jen Neves said:October 5, 2012 11:41 am PST
You are an absolute inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing your story - it well help so many people, it certainly has helped me!
Wayne said:October 5, 2012 11:40 am PST
Travis you are awesome buddy,
I am so proud of you. You are a real vet! I pray our country takes care of your family and you.They can help people that never work ,they better help you.I served in Nam in 72.I still call my one buddy from Columbus ,Ohio.We talk once a week for the past 40 years.So if you can ,stay in touch with at least one buddy the rest of your life.It will be the greastest thing you ever did.Big Salute to you my BROTHER.
Lynell Powell said:October 5, 2012 11:32 am PST
Thanks for your service, and sacrifice.. God Bless you. And in response to Vietnam War, not right the way they were treated. That has nothing to do with this. Maybe people learned from mmistakes.
Vietnam war said:October 5, 2012 11:29 am PST
I hate to be down with the armed forces of America BUT there is a lot of difference between freely signing up for service & being FORCED to go to war. This is what's so bad, people forget about the Vietnam War & all the men who were injured, just like you were, Americans spat on the vietnam veterans. And you get a parade? Not right...
Patty Leffert said:October 5, 2012 11:15 am PST
As a single mother of 2 I want to Thank You for your sacrifice and service to allow my children and grandchildren to live in freedom.. Without you and all service men and women voluntering themselves for all of us we would be living a very different life....So be strong and continue to embrace life as God has planned for you..And also God bless the man who saved your life..God put him in your life for that reason...Enjoy your beautiful family and live life to the fullest.... I KNOW you can...God Bless You and God Bless America.. :o)
Julie Dorazio said:October 5, 2012 10:59 am PST
You are an AMAZING human being...thank you so very much for your service to our country and allowing the rest of us the choice of freedom. God Bless you and your family, so happy to be a fellow Michiganian!
Jennifer Copus said:October 5, 2012 10:31 am PST
Thank you for your service! You are truly an inspiration to many.
Robin Gorman said:October 5, 2012 10:30 am PST
I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice to this wonderful country!! And to your wife I want to say thank you for your service and sacrifice also...may God bless your family ....all of you are such inspirations to anyone facing a challenge in life...keep your positive attitude!!
Carol Dallesandro said:October 5, 2012 10:23 am PST
Not much makes me tear-up but your story is something else... what a guy! Thank you, Travis! Good luck always!
Cathi Wellmon said:October 5, 2012 10:17 am PST
Theresa said:October 5, 2012 10:12 am PST
Mark 11:24 My prayer for you and you're beautiful family is that God bless you each and everyday for the rest of your life. My mom has been unhappy over her hip surgery and how she can't do what she used to do. I had her watch your video's and know that you're an inspiration for anyone going through challenges. I need to quit smoking and think I found my inspiration through you as well. God Bless You Brother and thank-you for all that you sacrificed serving our country. Love you and you're family spirit and the smiles warmed my heart as well.
Josie Wolfe said:October 5, 2012 9:56 am PST
Thank you is not enough but I want to say it anyway. I think you are an inspiration to the world I love you and your family. God bless you
Gina Bayer said:October 5, 2012 9:51 am PST
I am humbled by your bravery and sacrifice. I am so proud and appreciative of the men and women in service to our country--of which you are exceptional even in such company.
To simply say "thank you" is completely inadequate for all you have given, but I'm afraid it's the best I can do.
Art Bissonnette ( WWII Semi Retired ) said:October 5, 2012 9:39 am PST
As a WWII Vet I applaud your volunteer to Serve. And knowing the trauma you face my wife and I are anxious to share an Opportunity leading to Life time Security.
Yes, as we celebrate our 37th Year as Shaklee Leaders we ae anxious to share and have you discern Owning the All American Dream >> Your own venture as a WELLNESS BUSINESS COACH. Art & Katie
Dinelle Fuller - San Diego, CA said:October 5, 2012 9:39 am PST
You are truly an inspiration! I wish teh best for you and your family! Thank you for your service! You are a hero in every way possible!
Elizabeth Davis said:October 5, 2012 9:20 am PST
I just want you to know how amazing you are! You have this whole country supporting you and here for you!! Thank you so much for your honor, bravery and service to this beautiful country.
Lorraine Landers said:October 5, 2012 9:12 am PST
Hi there! I live in Fairbanks, Alaska and every day at work I can hear the live fire at the Ft. Wainwright range. It used to bother me when I first started working within earshot but now I just think about all the work and practice it takes to do what a soldier does. I am not a fan of war, as I expect most people would say as well; however, I do realize that the stakes are high for the US at this time in history. Whenever we hear of another soldier who has been killed or seriously injured in the wars, we all mourn here. Because I work as a therapist, I deal with many people who have PTSD. I know that it's real and affects lots of folks. What I hear in your story is that you most likely have tons of resilience and haven't gotten it. I am grateful for that. The fact is that we need to support all the veterans with both visible and invisible wounds. You're an outstanding example of the will and motivation it takes to move forward. I hope that the men and women with PTSD can look to as well to gain their own hope again. Thanks for the insipration and courage. I know that while we tend to portray our heroes in a one sided manner, I accept that we all have good moments and not so good moments. It's all good. Thanks!
Cynthia Shaner said:October 5, 2012 9:07 am PST
You are amazing...
Sandra Moore said:October 5, 2012 9:04 am PST
I am so proud that you have such a positive attitude with this. God has your life in His hands, and I feel that God had this happen to show the rest of us how His love and strength can make us by having a huge positive attitude from you. Travis, I pray that He keeps you always in His hands, and has you in His arms of love. I was reading your story and all I get is Gods loving and a miracle has happened because He kept you alive even without your limbs.
I pray for your family and I hope and pray that you all can overcome the sadness and how horrible it was during the explosion. God is always loving and forgiving of us, and He is such an awesome God.
Enjoy being home, and dont let the overwhelming Hero worshipping, become out of hand. I love that the town is so welcoming and proud of you, but I hope and pray they realize that God is the reason your home, and that God should come first.
LaWanda Schreiner said:October 5, 2012 9:03 am PST
I THOUGHT I KNEW what HERO meant - I did not!
NOW I DO!
It means: Travis Mills
God bless you
and your precious
Laura G. said:October 5, 2012 9:00 am PST
Travis, WELCOME HOME. Thank you for your service. Your daughter, and your family, are lucky to have such a wonderful man. I wish you all of the best.
Kathy Piazza said:October 5, 2012 8:52 am PST
You are truly an inspiration and on this earth for a reason, you still have much more to do. Thank you for your service to this great country. God bless you and your family, always!
Ryan Stevens said:October 5, 2012 8:51 am PST
God bless you, keep your head up and when your feeling down just remember...there are 314M people standing behind you.
T. Brooks (Ret. Delta Force, E-8 Green Berret) said:October 5, 2012 8:48 am PST
God Bless and Speedy recovery.
Hazel Shepherd said:October 5, 2012 8:41 am PST
God bless you. May God wrap His strong arms around you as you walk out this life. He says, "Jer 29:11 'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. "I know my God is faithful and will walk with you and hold you up every step of the way.He will never leave you or forsake you and His promises are true. He loves you incredibly. Live the life God has given you as a testimony of Him. I honor you, son, for your service. You are a true hero.
Annie Daniels said:October 5, 2012 8:22 am PST
My dear kindred spirit, you are an inspiration for any and all who will be fortunate enough to interface with you on any level. You are admired, loved and so appreciated. Thank you fellow serviceman! A retired US Army Nurse.
Marla Gale said:October 5, 2012 8:21 am PST
Welcome Home Travis!
I cannot put into words the feelings that came over me when I read your story. I thank you so very much for your service and sacrifice for our country. I wish you and your lovely family all the blessings you so richly deserve and salute you for your strength, character, inspiration and positive attitude!
Lavern Harris said:October 5, 2012 8:17 am PST
God bless America because of individuals like you. You are truly insprirational. Thanks. Keep your head UP!
Vivian said:October 5, 2012 8:16 am PST
"God promises not to put more on us that we can handle". Remember you are loved and stay strong. God Bless.
Mike Sweitzer said:October 5, 2012 8:15 am PST
I don't know what to say... but Thank you and God Bless you and your family. Welcome Home !!!
God Bless America
Jason Ford said:October 5, 2012 8:14 am PST
Howdy Travis, I don't know how to express my sincere appreciation in words but I'll give it a shot anyways.. HERO is not a word I use very often. Sir, you are a true HERO and I hope you can embrace that. Your will to live and get back to life is simply incredible. Keep on trucking brother, with your attitude and determination you can do anything. Keep close to God, your beautiful wife and daughter and may all your dreams come true. You sir, deserve the best. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice brother.
susan bounds said:October 5, 2012 8:05 am PST
thank you travis for serving our america so we can be free
you are my hero,you risk your lifetpprotect ournation which wearethankful too you ,thanksagain and welcome home.
Dana Handy said:October 5, 2012 8:02 am PST
I watch MSNBC on line to keep up with the news and saw your picture there. Idon't usually check the links on the site, but for some reason was drawn to yours.
Thank you Travis, you are a winner. Your attitude is your best ally and you will be an inspiration to your daughter throughout her entire life. I commend your spirit and courage in facing the obsacles your facing and for fighting for our country.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Jamye Karney said:October 5, 2012 8:02 am PST
Thank you for your service! It is very inspiring to hear your story. You and your family have fought so hard! It makes me so proud to be an American! Forever happiness to you!
Lynnlee Monhollen-Pritt said:October 5, 2012 7:50 am PST
Thank you for your service to our country and for your sacrifice.
annette said:October 5, 2012 7:49 am PST
May God bless you always,Thank you so much for everything you have done and all the other soldiersto.All of youl are the greatest,Again thank you for everything you have fought for we are truly blessed to have you.
sylvia said:October 5, 2012 7:45 am PST
Good day Travis, I read of your plight on the internet, I am sorry for what happened to you, but am happy to learn of your courage..such courage could only come from God..He will never let you down,,and with your trust in Him, allowing Him to guide you,,, you are as good as anyone else and better than most if I never meet you here on earth,,or hear from you,,PLEASE MEET ME IN HEAVEN,,,LOVE YOU MY SON..
Denise Munza said:October 5, 2012 7:45 am PST
You are an inspiration & a true American hero. God bless you & your beautiful family. I will always be grateful to our American troops & be proud of them, & just want to say I am so very proud of you. I hope you dont mind if I have my grandchildren, nieces & nephews visit your page so they can see who a real hero is. Too many times our young people think a hero is a sports player, a singer, or someone else in entertainment. I want them to see, to know who the real ones are. You & the rest of our American troops. Thank you again for your service.
Jane Butler said:October 5, 2012 7:42 am PST
What an inspiring young man you are to so many people! God bless you and your family and a huge Thank-You for your service to our country.
Richard Green said:October 5, 2012 7:39 am PST
I've been following this story for several months now since it ran in the Dallas paper. It is truly one of the most heartbreaking and inspiring stories I have ever read. A tear comes to my eye when I think of what has been endured, but Travis' will to overcome what has been dealt him is one of the most wonderful stories of the human spitit at its finest. I will always carry the image of his broad smile. May you have happiness and fufillment in your life as you deserve all that you recieve
Shelli Wilfong said:October 5, 2012 7:39 am PST
God bless u and ur beautiful family! and ty for ur service for our country!
Mark Brooks said:October 5, 2012 7:22 am PST
Bravo my friend! So many heart felt messages all so well deserved. I am humbled by you, such a strong forward moving mindset and the accomplishments you make! You are the person others will find the motivation to succeed regardless of their climb. I am honored to have read your story and heard your spoken words. God bless you and yours Travis!
Kendra Malczyk said:October 5, 2012 7:13 am PST
Hey, Travis. I am so very blessed by your story. I am grateful to God for bringing you home. About a year and a half ago we lost a very special man in our hometown, First Lt. Robert Bennedson, in Afghanistan, to an IED explosion. I didn't have the honor of knowing him. His loved ones grieve so deeply at his loss. I heard he was so much like you. So, to see you overcome and to have all that love around you brings tears to my eyes. I have two sons. Both my boys, Courage and Faith, love military history and watch as many soldier stories as they can. Courage is a C.W. reenactor and when he picked one of the Civil War heroes to reenact, he didn't realize that the man he picked had the name we might have given him if we didn't just choose Courage. The name was Leander, which was the only name that meant Courage in the baby book. I didn't prefer it, so we decided to call him Courage. I knew it wasn't an accident and how good it was that Courage could honor Leander this way. You past and present soldiers deserve so much honor and gratitude from all of us Americans who have benefited from your sacrificial service. God bless you, your beautiful wife and daughter, and all of your friends, family, and fellow soldiers, and God light the way for your future. Huzzah!
patricia wrightington said:October 5, 2012 7:12 am PST
god bless u and your family your FAITH FAMILY AND LOTS OF LOVE will help . THANK U for your service GOD BLESS U AND THE USA
Harry Anderson said:October 5, 2012 7:10 am PST
Welcome Home Travis. Thank You so much for yours and your family's service and sacrifice. God Bless You All.
Shannan L. Fisher said:October 5, 2012 7:02 am PST
Thank-you and your family for sharing your life with us. You are a very brave, wonderful man and I can't help but see the happiness and love in your pictures of yourself and your beautiful famile. Thank-you so much for serving and protecting the USA!