Local soldier loses all four limbs, community pulls together - WNEM TV 5


Local soldier loses all four limbs, community pulls together

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Residents in Vassar are asked to come together and tie ribbons in support of a soldier who lost his arms and legs in Afghanistan.  

Army Staff Sgt. and Vassar native Travis Mills is in critical condition after an IED explosion injured him while on duty in Afghanistan.

Mills' brother, Zach, tells TV5 that he has been transferred to Germany for further treatment. The family expects Mills to be brought to the United States on Sunday. 

The small community in Tuscola County is asking its residents to meet Friday at 5 p.m. near the fountain in the downtown area. Volunteers will cover the city's streets cape with the ribbons in honor of Mills and his family.

Another event coordinator, Lindsey Schlicht, says there will also be a candlelight vigil for Mills at the Vassar High School football field at 7:30 p.m.

Mills turns 25 later this week. He has a 4-month-old daughter and wife. This was his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. 

Mills is a 2005 Vassar High School graduate.

For more information on how you can help the Mills family, click here.

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