Only five military members have returned from battle in Afghanistan and Iraq after becoming quadruple amputees, and one of them is in Dallas this week to share his story.
When Staff Sgt. Travis MIlls enlisted in the U.S. Army, he had a plan. That plan didn't include losing portions of both arms and legs as the result of an improvised explosive device April 10, 2012, while on patrol during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
"When I look back at it, I understand that I probably…I probably wasn't supposed to make it that day," he said.
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Travis: A Soldier’s Story is a documentary featuring the inspiring true story of United States Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne. The film features interviews and reenactments from Mills and fellow soldiers who witnessed the event.
"It's my story, but there are so many other guys out there like me," he said.
The documentary looks into the life of a wounded solider as he faces the physical and emotional challenges of this life-altering injury.
"I'm moving forward," Mills said.
Fotolanthropy, a Dallas-based non-profit organization, announced a benefit and screening at the historic Majestic Theatre to honor Mills, DFW veterans and gold-star families at the final red-carpet screening of the award-winning documentary.
Doors open at 6 p.m. for the screening, which starts at 7:30 p.m. A Q & A with Mills follows at 8:40 p.m.
Veterans Day Red Carpet Screening & Benefit of Travis: A Soldier’s Story