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Quadruple Amputee Soldier Takes First Steps (Video)

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills
Kelsey Mills
Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills

Quadruple amputee Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills yesterday took his first steps since the IED blast in Afghanistan that left him critically injured on April 10. Mills is recovering from his injuries and going through physical therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

According to

[Mills] is only the fourth quadruple amputee, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to survive his injuries.

Mills has earned the love and support of thousands of online fans through his Facebook page, "Support for Travis Mills and Family." The page has more than 18,000 fans at last check.


His wife Kelsey had a big update for fans yesterday when she wrote:

BIG NEWS to share tonight! Travis took his FIRST STEPS! Not only did he take his first steps, he walked around the whole track once! I could not be any more proud!

To watch the video of Mills' first steps, click here.