Mich. soldier who lost 4 limbs to visit hometown

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

A soldier is to visit his Michigan hometown for the first time since losing all four limbs while fighting in Afghanistan.

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, his wife, Kelsey, and their 1-year-old daughter, Chloe, are to serve as the grand marshals of Vassar High School's homecoming parade on Thursday.

Travis Mills also is expected to address the crowd before Friday night's Vassar High football game.

The 25-year-old Vassar native was hurt when he dropped a bag on an improvised explosive device April 10 during his third deployment to Afghanistan.

He's one of only a few servicemen to lose all four limbs in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and survive.

Mills wrote in a Web-posted message that he "can't wait to see everyone" in Vassar.

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