Nov 19, 2019

President's Lecture Series: Travis Mills

Nov 19, 2019
Nov 19, 2019 - (Tue)

President's Task Force on Inclusive Excellence Speaker

Mills, who will speak at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Big Blue Room at the Constant Center, is a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant from the 82nd Airborne and one of only five servicemen from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries as a quadruple amputee.

In April 2012, an IED explosion cost Mills parts of both legs and arms. Seventeen months later, he founded the Travis Mills Foundation, a nonprofit organization that benefits 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 movie directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Stallone and Adam Driver.

His speech is free and open to the public.