Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is back in Michigan for a visit. On Thursday he will be the keynote speaker at a memorial service in Lansing.
Mills will address the Michigan Senate at the state Capitol. The ceremony will honor Michigan residents who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in the armed forces.
"I know I'm very fortunate to be alive, really. I just, I guess if I can help somebody then I will," said Mills.
The Vassar native is still living near Walter Reed Medical Center. He attends physical and occupation therapy several times a week. Mills takes the time to meet with injured soldiers. Recently he also visited the Boston Marathon bombing victims.
"I can show them that there's life after amputation like people have shown me and repay the kindness that I was shown," said Mills.
He could leave Walter Reed in about six months.
"You know, it's the next step, it's exciting. It's a little scary because Walter Reed is like a big safety blanket, but it's exciting and I'm doing well," said Mills.
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