Soldier who lost 4 limbs gets new Maine home - WNEM TV 5

Soldier who lost 4 limbs gets new Maine home

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A soldier who lost parts of all four limbs when an improvised explosive device detonated under him in Afghanistan is moving into a Maine home that's adapted to his needs.

Republican Gov. Paul LePage and First Lady Ann LePage joined Staff Sgt. Travis Mills and his family on Wednesday to unveil the new specially adapted "Smart Home" in Manchester.

Mills, a Michigan native, has come a long way from the day he nearly died in April 2012. Mills' wife is from Maine.

He's the fifth quadruple amputee from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

These days, he's making it his mission to help other wounded warriors, hosting a camp for them in Maine and traveling the country as a motivational speaker.

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