I just wanna say that you are my hero! I'm a 17 year old girl from Belgium and I can't tell how much your story changed my life. I wanna join the army too and your story inspired me to do this. I wanna defend my coutry like you did for yours. I have to make a presentation about a person who pushses boundaries and you were the first person that popped into my head. I hope you're doing better and I wish you all the luck in the world, because you deserve it!
Kathy Worrell said:November 11, 2013 7:06 am PST
Travis - your story is so incredible! You are so brave for sharing it, as well as having served our country and sometimes the scary thing is making the decision to live. But thank you. After the Boston bombing I think that was the closest some non-serving Americans have gotten to the destruction, terror and war like scenes caused by IED's. I hope your journey gets easier, that asking for help never gets old, and that your faith doesn't fade!! Best of luck and warm wishes to you and your family!
Hi Travis, Even though the Guestbook is not updated very often I want to tell you that I am thinking of you as we get ready to celebrate Veterans Day tomorrow. I want to thank you for your service to our country and for the many sacrifices you and your family have made for us. We,owe you, your family, all veterans, and their families a debt which can never be repaid. Too many people do not realize the sacrifices that have been made throughout the history of this great nation by 1% of the population who wear the uniform. God bless the USA and God bless you! Happy Veterans Day! Prayers and thoughts always.
Thank you Travis Mills and Family for serving this country and willing to leave half of yourself back on the field. And rise above it all and be a inspiration without even knowing it.
Diane Johnson said:October 25, 2013 6:56 am PST
Hi Travis, Kelsey and Chloe!
You all are a very beautiful family. Travis, you are a very brave man! You are just wonderful! The pictures at the camp are very inspiring. Take care!
Jocelyne Wakefield said:October 23, 2013 7:48 am PST
Hi Travis and Kelsey, I hope both of you and Chloe are doing well and that everyone enjoyed Chloe's 2nd birthday! Enjoy every moment because time goes by so quickly! I saw pictures of you with Taylor and Danielle in California on Taylor's website. It looks like you all were having a good time which is well deserved! Again, thank you for all you have given and continue to give to this country. There are many people behind you as you continue to move forward! Thoughts and prayers always.
Robert Duran said:October 22, 2013 3:11 pm PST
Travis, I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for taking a second out of your day to talk with my 5-year-old daughter about your injuries. She could not stop talking about how awesome your "talking hand" the whole ride home from Bethesda back to Ft Meade. I wish you nothing but happiness and love in your life! You're in my prayers ~ Airborne!
Sandra Crowder with Professional Fence Company said:October 18, 2013 3:22 pm PST
Travis, You are a inspiration to us and you lifted our spirits so much this evening. It was such a pleasure to meet you and your dad. I am so glad you needed a fence part, if not for that we wouldn't had the pleasure of meeting you. You have the most wonderful attitude and we are so grateful for your service to our country. God Bless you and your family. Thank you, Larry, Chris, and Sandra
Bill Eisenhart said:September 8, 2013 10:20 pm PST
Hi Travis - After helping you guys bring the tower steel to Philadelphia Fire Museum, we fire police had the honor of bringing you two to DeConstanzas for steaks and hoagies on Saturday. My truck was the white Ram running on 95 besides you two. The ceremony at the museum was quite emotional but hearing you laugh was amazing. You have every right to be pissed off at the world, instead, you chose to spread the world about Tunnel to Towers and still manage to smile. Loved the hand joke. At age 66 I take my hat off to you and wish you and your daughter and wife the willpower and health to fight on and never give up. From this day forward I intend to pray for you and your family daily and when I can see my way to it, I'll be helping your family fund as generously as possible. Travis, God bless you and your family
Steve Gyger said:September 7, 2013 8:39 pm PST
God bless you and your family Travis. You are truly inspiring to me and I am grateful for your service. Our nation is indebted to you forever for the sacrifice you made for freedom!
Jocelyne Wakefield said:September 3, 2013 10:34 am PST
Hi Travis & Kelsey, I have seen the finished product of the Fotolanthropy film, "Travis, A Soldier's Story" and I am very impressed. The film is emotional because of the events it describes; however, it is uplifting in the message of "never give up, never quit"! You are both a true example of perseverance through difficult times and love for each other. It is heartwarming to hear how esteemed you are to your soldiers, Travis.
I saw photos on Taylor Morris' website of both couples at the veterans' camp in Maine. it looks like everyone had a good time which is very well deserved! Thoughts and prayers always.
Chad Spender said:August 26, 2013 4:52 pm PST
Hello Travis!! I am a grandson to Dorothy ( Mills) Spender, She went with family to see the movie about you in Vassar, I didn't get a chance to go, but I wanted to say, that I hope all is going well for you and your family! We are all VERY proud of you, and wish you the best of everything. I hope to get a chance to meet you and talk with you. Take care sir, and God Bless!
Ryan Mullee said:August 21, 2013 7:42 am PST
May God continue to bless your family and recovery. Your continued hard work and efforts are an inspiration not only to other soldiers, wounded warriors, but to all Americans. I am proud to have served myself and my cousin lost his leg in service while in Afghanistan in 2012. He found himself feeling very lucky as the injury he sustained was not nearly as serious as many of the others working toward recovery. That concept is hard to understand until you spend some time up at Walter Reed. He is still there and will likely wrap up at the end of the year before ETS. My work usually brings me up there a few times a year. If your schedule would permit. I would love to take you and your family out along with my cousin, his wife and little one. I know how difficult commitments can be but I figure the best service I can do is get to know each person and thier story. Feel free to reach out if you want.
Dear Travis and Kelsey, Wow, what a wonderful outpouring of support for the documentary film by Fotolanthropy!! Of course, nothing less would be expected for you who have shown us how to live despite adversity. I have been following the videos and stories about the premieres available on the websites and I am looking forward to seeing the film myself. Thank you for sharing your lives with us and for allowing your story to be told which is sure to be an inspiration to many. Thoughts and prayers always as you continue to move forward.
Audra Boughan said:August 18, 2013 12:07 pm PST
Thank you for your service to our country. You and your family are inspirational.
Martha Farrellbegg said:August 18, 2013 11:11 am PST
Dear Travis, Kelsey and Chloe....first, GOD BLESS YOU!! You are an amazing family! We have followed your journey from the beginning. You are such shining examples of what is good about America! Please, if you or someone is able to do can you please let us know when we can expect our movie from Kickstart....we are so anxious to see the story....thank you for your service!
Kavara Miller said:August 17, 2013 10:08 am PST
I have never met the family. I saw a flyer posted in the post office telling of Travis' story so I had to visit the website. Travis' smile is amazing! You can see that he and his family have such a positive attitude through all of this! What an inspiration!!
Mike Levine said:August 17, 2013 3:36 am PST
Travis, I don't know what it is like for you each day and I'm truely sorry that you've had to experience this. On the other hand, what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger and bro, you've got more strength than most.
Thank you for your service
Thank you for your sacrifice
Thank you for being a happy person
Thank you for loving your family
Thank you for sharing your message
Travis, thank you for you service and for your positive outlook. You are truly a role model. God had pencil plans for you! Take care of that precious girl and your sweet wife.
Jocelyne Wakefield said:August 9, 2013 8:29 am PST
Hi Travis and Kelsey, Hope both of you and Chloe are enjoying your summer and doing well. I don't participate in social media so I haven't seen anything new lately. Just want you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers each day.
Amber Seljeseth said:July 18, 2013 12:11 am PST
Hello Travis, you are a true inspiration. Seeing how much you have lost and how much you have accomplished is amazing! My boyfriend is an amputee. He looks to you as an inspiration. It keeps him positive. Seeing you recover and reach your goals makes him want to make big goals and reach them. You are someone that everyone can look up to. You just stay positive on the worst of days that’s a true inspiration. Thank you for serving and all that you do.
Michael Bolton said:July 4, 2013 10:27 pm PST
Travis, my heart goes out to you and your family. Being and above knee amputee I can relate to some of your struggles, but I can't even begin to imagine what it would be like to lose all your limbs. You will forever be in my prayers as the inspiration you have given me is a true gift. Thank you for your service and may God always be with you and yours. Keep the faith and accept the love, you are so deserving of it. All my best, Michael
Jocelyne Wakefield said:July 4, 2013 3:24 pm PST
Happy July 4th Travis, Kelsey, and Chloe! It is because of your sacrifices and those of all who serve (past and present) and their families that we are able to celebrate our freedoms that we too often take for granted. I saw the segments on Fox this week with Jenna Lee and today's piece with Megyn Kelly and other wounded warriors. People need to be reminded of the sacrifices that are made for them every day. Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to help your brothers and sisters in arms. Keep that wonderfully positive attitude and bright smile! May God bless you, Kelsey, and Chloe and keep you in His care always as you look to the future. Thoughts and prayers .
Dusty Fillmore said:July 4, 2013 10:00 am PST
May God minister to all your needs, and may He give you the grace to endure all that lies ahead for you. May God also bless your marriage and give to you and your wife an ever growing devotion for each other and your baby. You are all in our prayers each day. And finally, may you find joy, peace and encouragement in the hope of eternal life. We love you.
Susan said:July 4, 2013 7:59 am PST
I just wanted to say that you are one amazing man. God gives us all only what we can handle, and you sure can handle more than most. You are a true hero and I wish more children in America can see how you can get through some very tough situations and become a stronger person. Your an inspiration to so many and my prayers and thought are with you and your family.
God bless you.
Mike USNPO1 said:July 4, 2013 6:12 am PST
Great job Travis and thank you for your service. May God bless and continue to watch over you and your family.
D Hsu said:July 4, 2013 5:19 am PST
Travis - you are an amazing cool dude!
Your sacrifice, and so many others like you, have made, and keep our country the leading symbol of freedom and truth. May it be always!
God bless your family immensely in every way!
David Grindle said:July 4, 2013 4:14 am PST
To the Mills Family. I am so very proud of you and your family. I tell your story to all of my Soldiers and how motivation, pure determination, drive, positive attitude and faith can lead you through the most turbulant times. Travis, I am proud to have served with you. You are truly an inspiration. Keep up the awesome work.
Airborne! David Grindle
Virginia Wear said:July 3, 2013 5:39 pm PST
I just saw your anchor debut on Fox news w/ John Scott. WOW- Very impressive. You are such an inspiration.
THANK YOU for sacrificially serving our country and for all you are doing to help other soldiers. Best wishes to you and your family on future endeavors. All the best to you!
Bets said:July 3, 2013 5:26 pm PST
Deepest gratitude to you for your service, Travis. You are an inspiration. May God bless you and your loved ones - always.
April said:July 3, 2013 5:16 pm PST
Hey Travis - I really admire you and your family!!!
pat said:July 3, 2013 2:51 pm PST
i did not know your story until a few days ago. as a viet nam veteran, i would like to thank you for your service and the great sacrifice you have made for america. you are an inspiration. have a wonderful day tomorrow celebrating the birth of our nation. men such as you have made this day possible. again, thank you.
kelsey, you are a wonderful spouse to travis. your love and devotion shine through each word you speak. take care of travis.
Andrew M. Palumbo said:July 3, 2013 10:56 am PST
Your story has positively impacted me to push on past my disabilities! I have had and always will have a special place in my heart and soul for our military. I was briefly in the Air Force and my father was a Marine of 30 years - having served in WWII and Korea - he has pass on now - but he and I SALUTE YOU! Thank you - Travis!
Bob(Robert) Vozey said:July 3, 2013 9:34 am PST
Good Afternoon SSGT Travis,
I hope your doing well as can be. I'am a Vietnam Era Veteran, and I love seeing the PRAISE & ADMIRATION that your receiving, you deserve it. I thank you and appreciate all that you veterans are doing and also how it makes us older veterans feel better. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.
God Bless and Happy Trails,
How Harris said:July 3, 2013 9:19 am PST
What a great job you did on FOX today, your attitude is exemplary and you are a great power of example as well as a true American hero. God Bless
American Jane said:July 3, 2013 9:18 am PST
You are an inspiration to all of us. I wish you and your family the very best. God bless you and thank you for your great courage and sacrifice to uphold the freedoms of our Constitution.
Theresa said:July 3, 2013 9:14 am PST
You are such an inspiration to so many in and out of the military. You and your families sacrifice and strengh is so over whelming an at the same time emotional. As a military family myself, You give a true meaning of sacrifice loyalty to country. My prayers thoughts and Thank to you your family in the future endeavors you strive. I just wish people across the world could stop and think and enjoy life enjoy family and be so positive as you. Thank you so much, You are a true hero. Happy 4th be safe and enjoy.
Marquetta McIntosh said:July 3, 2013 9:10 am PST
Travis, I saw your story on Fox news and wanted to tell you how much I admire you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our country. Praying God will continue to bless you and your family. You are a ray of sunshine for many.
Ron and Debbie Malone said:July 3, 2013 9:09 am PST
Saw the Fox interview. Thank you so very much for your service and wish you the very best in your recovery. Sending you a a little help with your recovery and needs. You deserve all the help from the American People that you can get. Without your sacrifice we can not be free.
Best wishes from a Marine and his wife
Guy said:July 3, 2013 9:07 am PST
Just caught you on FOX for the third time and I agree with them that your future is as bright as your "Money Maker". I can't wait to all 6'2" of you Salute your team members when they get back.
You have rekindled a fire in this old Soldiers body and mind.
God Bless you and your family.
Mark said:July 3, 2013 8:53 am PST
Great job on Fox News this morning. You are such an inspiration and such a great guy! God bless you and hope your face stays all over TV. The world needs more people like you.
Roy Williams said:July 3, 2013 8:48 am PST
Travis you are an inspiration to all thank you for you sevice and sacrifice.
Vietnam class of 67-69
James.... said:July 3, 2013 8:46 am PST
You are a true American hero, keep up your amazing recovery. Your an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.....
Michael E. O'Hara said:July 3, 2013 8:11 am PST
My name is Michael E. O'Hara. I am a former grunt Marine who served during the siege of Khe Sanh in Vietnam some 45 years ago. I saw you on Fox with Jenna awhile ago and it simply brought me to tears. Not because I pity you but because I really do admire and respect your courage and your indomitable spirit. You hang in there S/Sgt and do not ever lose your sense of equilibrium. I can tell you from experience, if you think raisng your kids are why you hang in just wait until those little things bring Grand Children into your life. I tell everyone if I knew what that was like I would have hurried up and got here sooner. I will for sure keep you in my prayers and I know when your men come home you will have your knew hand and will be there to give them that proper salute. Good on you troop. :
Bill said:July 3, 2013 6:02 am PST
Thank you for your service. We are a safer nation because of you and your comrades. Good luck and God bless.
Jason Kirsch said:July 3, 2013 5:07 am PST
I just watched your video with Fox News and words cannot express how grateful I am to you and the rest of our troops in our military. You are an unbelievable inspiration to so many and your courage & determination are undeniable. I could never say THANK YOU enough. You have a beautiful family and will be in my prayers. God Bless!
Linda said:July 2, 2013 8:06 pm PST
Travis, we can never thank you enough for the sacrifice you and your family have made, but would like to thank you anyway. Thank you for everything you have done, and for keeping us free. Now is the time to give your life to your wife, daughter and the rest of your family. You owe nothing else to anyone. You enjoy your life and be there for your little girls graduations and wedding. She needs you. You be there to hold and love your wife. Remember your wife and daughter have also mad sacrifices for us and we would love to thank them as well. We love, honor and respect you and your family no mater what. The rest of your life belongs to you and your family. I know it will be hard, but please try to make the best of it. Your wife sounds like a woman that will stand by you if you will let her. Thank God, you did not have to pay the ultimate sacrifice. I know it will be hard. Get the help you need, even if it is just talking to fellow brothers to help you work things out.
Ellen Anderson said:July 2, 2013 9:52 am PST
Travis, while surfing you tube and not knowing what I was looking for, somehow your name caught my eye and I clicked on the video. I was born Ellen Mills and we have 9 kids in our family. Our father was a man who loved and fought for his country and everything it stands for. He instilled that love and loyalty for this country in all of us. I am proud to be an American and I just felt the need to wish you and your beautiful family all the blessings and prayers for your continued recovery. THANK YOU!!!!!!
Kerry Loudenback said:July 2, 2013 8:51 am PST
Travis, just saw the spot on Fox's Happening Now. If there was ever evidence that God has a hand in the selection of our spouses... You have the wife you need.
Soldier on troop! Uuuuhhhhhrawwww.
Ken Evans said:July 2, 2013 8:46 am PST
watching an interview of this young man ,if I wasn't told of injuries ,or see them ,I would have never known .What I mean is his spirit is so high ,and has accepted his fate so well , it really inspires me ,I would like to thank this young man of his service,and wish him well.I also must say his wife ,what a strong person ,She also shares his spirit .