Injured soldier to be keynote speaker at Memorial Service in Lansing
Thu, 23 May 2013 08:50:45 GMT —
A Michigan soldier who lost all four limbs while fighting in Afghanistan is set to address the state Senate.
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Senate's 19th annual Memorial Service in Lansing.
The ceremony remembers and honors Michigan residents who died while serving in the armed forces during the previous year.
In a statement, Sen. Mike Green says he "can think of no one better to lead us in honoring and remembering his fallen colleagues than Sergeant Mills."
The Vassar native was hurt when he dropped a bag on an improvised explosive device in April 2012 during his third deployment. He's one of only a few servicemen to lose four limbs in combat during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and survive.