Soldier who lost 4 limbs back in Michigan hometown

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VASSAR, Mich. (AP) – A soldier visiting his Michigan hometown for the first time since losing all four limbs in Afghanistan says the outpouring of support has been “a lot to take in.”

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills arrived in Vassar on Wednesday. He was greeted by yellow ribbons and written signs of welcome along the route from the airport to his parents’ house.

The 25-year-old tells The Associated Press he now has “to make sure not to let everyone down.”

Mills, his wife, Kelsey, and their 1-year-old daughter, Chloe, are to serve as the grand marshals of Vassar High School’s homecoming parade Thursday evening.

Travis Mills was hurt April 10. He’s one of only a few servicemen to lose all four limbs in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and survive.

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