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Wounded warrior coming home for visit

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Wounded warrior - Staff Sergeant Travis Mills - is planning a trip home to Vassar for the first time since he was severely wounded while on duty in Afghanistan.

On April 10, 2012 Mills lost all four limbs to an IED. He has been recovering at Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Two events are scheduled to allow Mills and the community to celebrate his return. 

On Thursday, Oct. 4, Mills, his wife Kelsey, and daughter Chloe will be Grand Marshals of the homecoming parade in Vassar that is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. 

The parade will end at Central School where they will celebrate with a bonfire.

On Friday, Oct. 5,  Mills is scheduled to address the crowd at the football pre-game. 

Activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a block party on Athletic Street where people can gather to enjoy hot dogs, potato salad, chips and soda. 

The pre-game ceremony will begin at 6:15 p.m. with the game between Vassar and USA expected to start around 7:15. 

Fireworks will follow the game.

Several military organizations, the Patriot Guard, and many special guests from the surrounding communities will be on hand to welcome Mills home.

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