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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Mich. soldier fights to recover after losing 4 limbs

In a family photo, Travis Mills is seen in his hospital bed with his wife, Kelsey, and daughter, Chloe, at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Mills served two deployments to Afghanistan without a major injury, and then in a second an IED explosion changed everything. Today the 25-year-old is a quadruple amputee, one of only five servicemen from any military branch to have survived such an injury during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.