President's Lecture Series
 

Title

Travis Mills: Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Recalibrated Warrior

Presenter

Travis Mills

Document Type

Metadata Only

Date

11-20-2019

Venue

Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room

Lecture Series

President's Lecture Series; President's Task Force on Inclusive Excellence Speaker

Description

Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a "Recalibrated Warrior" and international advocate for veterans and amputees. He is one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries as a quadruple amputee. Mills authored the New York Times best-selling memoir "Tough as They Come."

In April of 2012, an IED explosion cost Mills portions of both legs and arms. Seventeen months later, he founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits and assists wounded and injured veterans.

Mills' story inspired the documentary "Travis: A Soldier's Story," which played in theaters nationwide. It also has been featured on local and national news, including Fox News, CNN and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Mills' story is being adapted into a major motion picture directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Stallone and Adam Driver.

Comments

Lecture was filmed but no permission from speaker.

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