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Quadruple amputee undergoes surgery after Afghanistan blast
FOXNEWS ^ | 04/16/12 | Joshua Rhett Miller

Posted on 04/16/2012 11:10:24 AM PDT by Doogle

An Army soldier who lost his arms and legs during his third tour in Afghanistan last week underwent surgery Monday as supporters from around the globe offer prayers and messages of hope on a family website.

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, of Vassar, Mich., was injured when he stepped on an IED April 10 while serving with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. He is recuperating at a hospital in Germany and hopes to return stateside on Tuesday, three days after his 25th birthday, his father told

"He's in a tremendous amount of pain right now, but he's sleeping," Dennis Mills said. "But as far as I'm understanding, his vitals are good. But it's still early."

Mills said he last spoke to his son on Sunday.

"He was pretty upbeat," Dennis Mills continued. "He has his moments, but he was doing really well. He sure is looking forward to getting back to the good ol' United States."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: courage
Be who you wanna be, not who others choose to see.

Lord watch over him

1 posted on 04/16/2012 11:10:29 AM PDT by Doogle
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That’s enough. Not one more drop of blood should be shed for these barbarians. Let them deal with their own chaos.

2 posted on 04/16/2012 11:24:00 AM PDT by ibytoohi
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From the article:
A website dedicated to Mills' status,, contains updates on his road to recovery and provides links on how to donate money to offset expenses related to his medical care, including some expenses that will not be covered by insurance, according to the website.

This happened to him while on active duty. How could it be that everything isn't covered? What am I not getting?
3 posted on 04/16/2012 11:41:24 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: ibytoohi

Prayers for this Soldier and his loved ones.

“commander zero” has already surrendered to the savages. No more, everyone home now.

4 posted on 04/16/2012 11:43:33 AM PDT by Eagles6
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5 posted on 04/16/2012 11:50:07 AM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Shannon

Uncovered costs are probably related to family member travel, other expenses not directly related to his care.

Saw these war service-related amputees at the old Walter Reed while undergoing treatment in 2009. I was (and still am) in awe of their wonderful, positive spirits despite the severity of their injuries. Just accept reality of the situation and get on with getting better.

The honored dead have made their ultimate sacrafices and are finished with pain and suffering; these disabled service men and women will continue to bear scars and endure pain 24/7/365 the rest of their lives for the service they undertook on our behalf .

We simply can’t do too much for them and their families.

6 posted on 04/16/2012 12:14:41 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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Heartbreaking. What a wonderful young man.

Damn those that did this to him. I, too am sick of a country and people who can’t take some responsibility for their own well-being..and an Armed Forces fighting again with one hand tied behind their back. It isn’t right, never is.

We owe this young man the kind of care and support that he deserves when he comes home and for the rest of his life. A hero.

7 posted on 04/16/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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Yes, let them blow their own asses up. The populist knows damn well what is going on and where these bombs are being placed. May they all go off at once....just to angry to make a lot of sense.

8 posted on 04/16/2012 1:57:13 PM PDT by mcshot (Friends of A. Breitbart concerned by removal of US flags near the Presidential podium.)
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To: SueRae; All

follow up story:

9 posted on 04/17/2012 11:46:06 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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THank you, Doogle. I should have known Gary Sinise would be involved :-).

Now I know where to donate. Thank you!

10 posted on 04/17/2012 1:47:38 PM PDT by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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