Roger & Sharon Deaton said:July 3, 2012 9:18 am PST
We can't, Thank you and your family enough for your service, our prayer's go out too you ! Happy Independence Day
P.S. You have a beautiful Daughter ,
The Deaton Family
James Jernigan said:July 3, 2012 9:09 am PST
Hello and Good day Sir,
I just saw you & your story in Fox News Live. I had in mind what I wanted to say, But sitting here with eyes full of tears I'm lost for words. Thank You for yor service!! I'm so proud to know your on our side, God Bless You & your family. I'll never forget you or your story. Your my HERO. Have a Great 4th. I know you will stand and salute your men when they return and I know they will have tears falling as I have now just thinking about it. You Sir ROCK!!!! I SALUTE YOU SIR.. God Bless You..
Peggy Brown said:July 3, 2012 9:08 am PST
The Bible say, "Greater love hath No man than to lay down his life for a friend". Thank you for being every American's friend!!!!! I, along with my entire family,commit to pray for you and your continued recovery!!! God know the plans for you! Jer. 29:11
Janice Golding said:July 3, 2012 9:07 am PST
Travis you are amazing. I want to thank you for your service and bravery. I salute you and all our men and women who fight to keep our great country free. What a bright light you are. God bless you and your family.
Nana Young said:July 3, 2012 9:02 am PST
Travis, I just saw you on Fox News being interviewed by Jena Lee. May God bless you and your family as you recover from your injuries. You are a bright light in this dark world.
Chris Woehrle said:July 3, 2012 9:00 am PST
Dear Travis- Saw your story a couple of times on Fox Newschannel, Just wanted to tell you that God has a plan and purpose for your life! Keep recovering and Getting Better
Chris Woehrle- North Carolina
Tonya Green said:July 3, 2012 8:44 am PST
Thank you so much for your service and for all you and your family has sacrificed. You are a true american hero It is so inspiring watching you recover. God bless you and keep you strong.
Angie K in Utah said:July 3, 2012 8:43 am PST
Travis, as I read your story, I felt that you and your beautiful wife were teaching me an important lesson: I need to smile and get through the pain and stress I am going through right now. Recently when my friend went through the terrible heartache of losing a child to cancer, she started saying the phrase to herself… "I can do hard things". You know you can do this, and all the hundreds of people you are influencing by sharing your story understand the same thing. They can do it to- get through and lean to work with whatever tragedy or change comes their way. Thank you for showing us we can take a horrible experience or trial, and really believe we can get through it.
Claudia from Naples, FL said:July 3, 2012 8:09 am PST
Thank you Travis for your service. God bless you and your family, my prayers are with you. You are brave and thank God you made it home. Remember you are not alone and even though we are all strangers to you, we care and support you. You are not alone. Take care.
Joey Burns said:July 3, 2012 8:02 am PST
I hold you close in prayer and know that so much good will come from all that you are going through that will inspire and help others. I shall keep you and your precious family in my daily prayers.
Rick K. said:July 3, 2012 7:56 am PST
Words can't describe how much I appeciate the sacrifice you and your family have made in the service of our country. I admire your strength, courage and resolve. You are a perfect example of what makes me so proud of our Armed Forces. Please accept my thanks for all you have done, and my hopes and prayers that you and your family will continue to heal from, and overcome this obstacle. Take care.
Steven H Robinson said:July 3, 2012 7:32 am PST
Dear Travis; I heard your story on the news this morning. Your story is one of great tragedy and inspiration. First of all, as the 4th of July is tomorrow, let me say thank you for your service to your country. I hope that, as the years pass, that our country does not forget of the tremendous sacrifice that you have made. I am blessed today because the son of a friend of mine is coming home today from his tour of duty in Afghanistan. I hope that your inspiring example serves as a reminder to all in this country, particularly the young people that, "Freedom is never Free." I hope that God will bless you and your family in the years to come.
Sgt. USMC [1974-78]
Det/Sgt. Michigan State Police [retired]
Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor
Jackie Lange President Ladies Aux VFW 9399 said:July 3, 2012 7:16 am PST
You are an inspiration to the world.
We all wish you well in your on going recovery.
May God bless you and your family
Max said:July 3, 2012 7:05 am PST
I am from Russia. I did not serve in the army. My father was a Navy officer, so that any military respect. Wish you happiness and health, patience.
Dan Malavenda said:July 3, 2012 6:59 am PST
I cannot explain my gratitude for you and your family for your service to our country. My twin 7 year old girls are not in harms way and can sleep peacefully at night because of your service. I know you are a hero in every home in the great USA please continue to be strong and get better everyday.
US Marine Combat Veteran
A. VINCENT CERENZIO said:July 3, 2012 6:36 am PST
MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS AND THANKS GO TO YOU AND YOUR BRAVE FAMILY. YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO NOT ONLY MYSELF BUT TO COUNTLESS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS WHO ARE ALIVE AND WELL THANKS TO YOU AND MANY OTHERS WHO HAVE SACRIFICED FOR US!
ON THIS 4THOF JULY I WILL PROUDLY FLY OUR FLAG AND THINK OF YOU AND SALUTE YOU AND ALL OTHERS WHO HAVE GIVEN US ALL SO MUCH OF THEMSELVES SO WE CAN BE FREE.
HANG IN THERE; VINCENT CERENZIO
Lynn & Charlie Eaton said:July 3, 2012 6:31 am PST
Words cannot express how we are feeling about the ultimate sacrifice you have made for your country & those of us you are fighting to keep free. May God bless you & your beautiful family. Thank you for your service.
Lori said:July 3, 2012 6:28 am PST
Travis, you are the perfect picture of the True American hero! I ride with the North Carolina Patriot Guard Riders, and I have met so many wounded warriors over the years, and I buried my own wounded warrior (my husband) in 2008, who was a Gulf war veteran. I thank you and your family for your service to our great country. Once doesnt realize that not only does the soldier sacrifice but the entire family sacrifices as well. You are an awesome young man with so much to live for and so much inspiration to give to others! God Speed!
Lisa said:July 3, 2012 5:41 am PST
Wow, words fail me right now. How can anyone say "thank you" for what you were willing to give (and DID give) for our freedom? Your true character shines thru in everything you do giving past 100%, not just before the accident but since. You, sir, are quite the inspiration!! Keep up the great work and awesome attitude, and know there are so many people praying for you and your family!! Thanks for showing all of America what a TRUE HERO is!! God Bless!! :)
Doug MacQuarrie said:July 3, 2012 4:58 am PST
God Bless you and your family Travis! Keep that positive spirit. There is nothing more special than time with and the love of your family. I wish you a speedy recovery!
bob messer said:July 3, 2012 4:56 am PST
may you and your family receive the support and thanks that you deserve. Thank you for everything that you have given to protect our freedom. It will never be forgotten.
Tom Hasbrouck said:July 3, 2012 4:42 am PST
My God man, what curious. I just read your story online.
Keep up the good work and take care of that beautiful family. Our prayers will be with you, ALL THE WAY.
Kathy St Amour said:July 3, 2012 3:04 am PST
Prayers are winging your way Travis and Kelly. I read about you on the KIII TV website, Corpus Christi, TX. You continue to serve your country by being an inspiration for all of us. God Bless!!
Queen West said:July 3, 2012 12:46 am PST
Thank you for what you have given in the service to your country. I just read the article on Boston.com about you. I will pray for your recovery. You are truly an American hero.
Darlene Marsh said:July 2, 2012 7:25 pm PST
After having read all of the above Emails, there is nothing much I can add to what has already been said, so I will just say GOD BLESS YOU, KELSEY AND CLOE AND GOD BLESS AMERICA THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE AND SACRIFICE
June from Grand Rapids said:July 2, 2012 5:06 am PST
Dear Travis and Kelsey,
I just finished reading the article in the Dallas Morning News. A lot of the information filled in lots of detail I have often wondered about. I appreciated the report on the progress of war medicine and surgery for severely wounded and how it has changed since the days when my husband was in Viet Nam. I am so pleased to see you up walking and continue to pray for your progress every day. As July 4th approaches I am reminded again of what it took to become our nation and what it takes to keep it free. Thanks for serving and making your contribution to keeping it free! I continue to enjoy all of the pictures and videos!
Angel Stewart said:July 1, 2012 8:12 pm PST
A friend posted this link on my facebook page. Her son served with Travis. I read your story and all I can say is WOW! Such a will to survive is just incredible. Thank you so much for your service to our country and for sharing this amazing story! Good luck!
Shari-Clinton Twp, MI said:July 1, 2012 6:36 pm PST
Just read your updates, had been on a brief vacation an could not check them daily as uaually. But did keep you in my prayers! Stay strong!
Stoney Grimes said:July 1, 2012 5:24 pm PST
Hi Travis and family, Stoney Grimes here from Frisco Texas. I have been following your story. You're one incredibly inspiring young man. Your attitude and outlook is very contagious. Thank you for the super service of our Country and for being such a leader. Your family is beautiful and I just know your're going to live a great productive life. I hope you end up sharing your story all over the world, because I know it will make such a difference in everyone's lives. God bless you and your family Travis.
Renee said:July 1, 2012 4:19 pm PST
Hey, Travis, we are still keeping up with your updates and progress and are still so very proud of you. We are so glad to see you walking and talking on the interviews, still smiling all the time. You are just the handsomest guy. I gave my grandson one of your t-shirts and he is so proud of it. I am still praying for your and Kelsey and Chloe. Ya'll are such a wonderful American family.
Jocelyne Wakefield said:July 1, 2012 4:05 pm PST
Travis and Kelsey, I saw the interview with HLN and you both look and sound great. I also read the story in the Dallas News which was well done. Travis, it is amazing to see the progress you have made since April 10th. Your upbeat attitude is contagious and I'm sure it is encouraging for other wounded warriors to see what you have accomplished. I continue to pray for you and your families and ask God to bless you and make you stronger each day. Best wishes to you all for a Happy 4th of July! I plan on wearing my Travis Mills American Hero shirt to the parade in town. As we celebrate the birthday of our country we are reminded of the patriots who gave their all and continue to do so today so we can enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. Thank you, Travis, for all you and your family have given our country. I will continue to watch your progress.
Travis--- Just read the article in the Dallas News.
It put your journey all into one article.. Loved the photos too. With the love and help from Kesley, Chloe, your family, the medical staff, friends and new friends throughout the States and World, I am sure you are going to progress even more, and go on to lead a very good life. My best to you and your family. And--thanks for all the updates~!
SrA Marcus Mendez said:July 1, 2012 2:25 pm PST
Sir, You truly are the reason I joined the military to defend the country and save lives of people who sacrifice so much so others may live. You have my utmost respect and I will pray for you and your family. Take care Sir, and never stop fighting the good fight... Oh and you and your daughter look great together sir.
Hey brother, it's Butler. Just finished reading all the updates and watching all the videos and I must say you're looking good man. It's great to see you smiling, walking, high in spirits motivated and recovering so well. I wish you a happy 4th of July. This weekend is my wedding anniversary and Michelle's birthday. I'm doing okay, I'm hanging in there. I'm recovering pretty good from the surgery. I still have a lot of pain and I'm going to be walking on crutches for another 3 weeks or so. I'm going to try to get up there next week to see you and drew. Take care, keep on with the tracis spirit and I'll see you soon. Tell drew I said hey.
Kathy and John Ruess said:July 1, 2012 11:37 am PST
John is a 25.5 year retiree from the Air Force. Just read your story in the Dallas paper. You and your family are in our prayers. I can only pray that our Country takes care of you and your family as they should. Check to follow.
Brad O'Brien, MAJ/AN said:July 1, 2012 4:37 am PST
Hey Travis, I am an RN at Fort Jackson. Previously I was a nurse case mgr for the WTU at Ft Polk. I've deployed twice but only to Iraq. (I was in Desert Storm but I wasnt an RN then). I applaud your stamina and above all your choice in wife. Things will be harder still for all of you in the months and years ahead.
The army still needs men like you. No nurse or therapist or physician should ever ever go through his or her tour without meeting you. You still have much to teach all of us in how best to perform as surgeons, nurses therapists. To that extent you can be the best "educator" any of us could ever encounter in all of Medcomm. I'm proud to be part of an organization which trains men like the two medics in this article.
If you are ever at Fort Jackson please stop by the command suite at MONCRIEF and say hello to COL Higdon, CSM Bond, COL Jones-Morgan and the command team. Men like you and families like yours are why we do what we do!
CPT Shawn Stevens said:July 1, 2012 4:08 am PST
Hey Travis, I am a critical care nurse that worked at Landstuhl last year. Just want to say thank you for your service. I am in awe seeing your videos and updates, you are definitely my hero! I never really got to see the patients progress after flying back to the US. Thank you and your family for sharing your amazing progress through your recovery. I am so amazed at how all of the wounded troops I took care of kept such a positive outlook. Your strength Carries over to the medical staff taking care of you. By seeing you keep such a strong mind, it helps us do or jobs. I watched your latest video walking, it brought tears to my eyes. Keep up the good work. You have a beautiful family! You will always be my hero.
Raymond Leet said:June 30, 2012 6:44 pm PST
Hello Travis from Loganville,ga,you talked to us on skype today
Marjorie Grover from Farmington Maine said:June 30, 2012 10:25 am PST
Have a Happy July4th with Kelsey and Chloe. Do you know if I can still get a Travis teeshirt? I have tried on line but cannot seem to get into the website. I had heard that someone in Maine might have some that if they did they would sell one. If so I would very much like to have one to wear.I am 77 years old but want to get one if possible.
Gerald and Carol Smithers said:June 30, 2012 5:54 am PST
Hey Travis you are awsome and brave. We want to thank you and all our brave men and women for our freedom . You and others are an inspiration to our families. May God Bless you and your family, and keep on smiling. Thank you so much for you bravery...........
Marjorie Grover from Farmington Maine said:June 30, 2012 4:53 am PST
Travis you,are amazing always smiling and your lovely wife Kelsey and daughter Chloe are such an inspiration to all. Keep up the good work and keep smiling. Continued prayers for you and your family.
Rita O'Shea said:June 28, 2012 1:24 pm PST
Hey TRAVIS....SAW YOU AND YOUR WIFE ON TV..YOU REMIND ME OF MY GRANDSON,ANDREW..YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'RE SMILING EVEN WHEN YOU AREN'T..WE'RE PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR LOVELY FAMILY...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK....
sally weaver said:June 28, 2012 12:41 pm PST
travis & kelsey....thank you. it seems so small, so inapproopriate, for you are a true American Hero! i saw you last night on HLN....what an inspiration you are! (and thank God for gary sinise....he is nothing short of amazing!) God Bless Each Of You....continue to do well, travis. YOU ARE AMAZING!
Travis...I have heard about you from my brother; Mitch Moore of Brant Mi. He keeps me informed in your progress and now I can relinquish him of his duties thanks to this website. First off, I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice for our nation and our people. You are an inspiration for all of us. Keep that beautiful smile. I know you are a blessing to your family & friends but you are also a blessing to this world. NEVER forget that. I will do my part to keep the message going that there are still many service personnel still fighting a war. Keep up all the tremendous healing & recovery...my thoughts & prayers are with you every step of the way.
Char--Harper Woods Michigan said:June 28, 2012 3:09 am PST
I am still watching your progress, Travis. It is amazing how far you have come. I saw the TV interview you had along with Kelsey. I love that you are still so upbeat. It will be the greatest thing when you and Chloe are walking side by side. That will be a great day~~!!!
Patty said:June 27, 2012 6:27 pm PST
I was in my office today when I saw you and your wife on the news...I had to yell "that's them! that's the couple from the elevator!" I loved seeing you drive your daughter around in your chair. Her smile, and yours, were priceless. My son and I were at Bethesda Naval earlier this month and we were in the elevator with the two of you for just a couple of minutes. Since then, I have thought about the two of you every day. I was so amazed how you managed your electric chair! The bond that you two share could be felt by a stranger in an elevator.. I will continue to think and pray for you and your family everyday. Truly a soldier, truly a hero. God bless you all.
SB said:June 27, 2012 5:56 pm PST
Thanks for your service. You are truly an inspiration for all. I love your upbeat attitude and wish everyone was so positive about life! 7 yrs. Army, did nothing compared to you- thanks again to you and your family. Wish I could do more than post this. I can't thank you and all of our Veterans enough for everything you have done and continue to do.
VERN said:June 27, 2012 3:10 pm PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey, and Chloe Mills,
Hope this post finds each member of the Mills family in good spirits and doing well. I will continue to pray for you and the Mills family. Travis, was the name of one of my best friends who was on the USA karate team in the 1985 WORLD KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Thank you for being on another USA team. The USA Army. Travis your are a true American hero, who deserves all the love and respect in the world. I hope to become your friend, I will send a friend request on facebook. I will check in with you daily to see how you are doing. GOD BLESS!
Sherry said:June 27, 2012 2:27 pm PST
Just saw you and your wife on HLN. You are a complete doll. Such a handsome man and a beautiful smile, wow. I'm so glad you have such a special wife who loves you. What a gorgeous , sweet family you are. Thank you so much for being so brave and now being so strong. I know this was a shock for you and I'm sure you have your days. Your human and its only normal. You are a very special man and deserve all the best. Dont ever doubt how important you are to the world. THANK YOU for serving.....now enjoy the rest of your life in happiness, love and peace.
Jack and Wendy from Colorado said:June 27, 2012 2:20 pm PST
Thank you for your faithful and unselfish service to our beautiful country Travis and thank you Kelsey for being an inspiration to Travis. It is heros like yourself that our sons and daughters can truly look up to, because the freedoms and liberties that we are blessed with every day are granted because of the sacrifices of those willing to dedicate their lives to something bigger than themselves. Your dedication to the USA is truly inspiring. May God Bless you and your beautiful family now and forever. Thank you again... The Kinkle Family