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Lions honor retired Army staff sergeant who lost all four limbs in combat

Jay Busbee
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On Sunday, the Detroit Lions honored retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, who lost portions of all four limbs in combat in Afghanistan. Members of both the Lions and Giants applauded Mills, who walked onto the field on prosthetic limbs.

Mills was injured while on patrol on April 10, 2012 by an Improvised Explosive Device. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to survive his injuries. Mills is now a motivational speaker whose motto is "Never give up. Never quit." For more info on Mills, his speaking engagements and his foundation, visit his website here.


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