Regardless where you live, the story of Travis Mills serves a reminder of the sacrifice and bravery that runs through our Armed Forces. The fact that Mills is from our area serves a reminder that behind that bravery and sacrifice, there are real people.  Check out the latest details on this hometown/national hero, and how you can help.

In his third tour of Afghanistan, Sgt. Travis Mills was critically injured by an IED, losing parts of all four limbs, making him just the fourth surviving quadruple amputee in U.S. Military history.  The 25-year-old husband and father is a native of Vassar, and according to family and friends, Mills is the epitome of high character.  His wife, Kelsey, has been updating his support site, and reports that Travis has faced his injuries with the same bravery, optimism, and unbreakable spirit that he has exhibited through out his life.


The Mills family has received support from across the nation, but the journey this family faces has only begun.  Donations can be made to the Mills family directly at and there other numerous other fundraisers to help the Mills family.


Saginaw Sting Honoring Travis Mills - May 5 (Saginaw, MI)

Sons of the American Legion Benefit Fish Fry - May 4 (Mayville, MI)

For more info email or call 989-325-2235

Travis Mills Benefit Dinner - May 8 (Mayville, MI)

For more info call 989-843-5366

Cutting Loose for Travis - May 12 (Vassar, MI)

For more info call The Looking Glass Salon in Vassar at 989-225-9888

Travis Mills Benefit at Buffalo Wild Wings - May 16 (Saginaw, MI)

20% of Sales on May 16th will be Donated to the Mills Family

Mills Benefit Baseball Game - May 20 (Vassar, MI)

$5 Per Person with All Proceeds Going to the Mills Family.  At Vassar High

Area Wide Real Estate Bake Sale - May 3 (Vassar, MI)

For more info call 989-823-2100

American Legion Spaghetti Dinner - May 27 (Richville, MI)

For more info call 989-823-2078


Also worth noting is local company,, who is producing a Travis Mills American Hero Cuff.  All profits from the Travis Mills Cuff will go directly to the Mills family. The cuffs are in high demand and available at their website.