(WJRT) - (07/11/17) - Hometown hero Staff Sergeant Travis Mills is back in the spotlight for a few exciting reasons.
The former Vassar native is a quadruple amputee who survived an IED blast while on tour in Afghanistan.
His motto "Never give up. Never quit." is now helping others stay positive.
His message and his work through the Travis Mills Foundation got him a coveted meeting in Washington, D.C.
He met with Vice President Mike Pence to talk about mission to host "re-calibrated warriors" at his just opened Travis Mills Veterans Retreat in Maine.
He even met President Donald Trump during an impromptu moment, giving him a copy of his memoir "Tough As They Come".
His retreat just opened this month and hosted its first class of combat-injured veterans and their families who fittingly stayed during the 4th of July holiday.
Mills says it's a great reminder that our freedom comes at a cost.
Mills and his wife are also welcoming a new baby next month, their second child.
To follow his journey and learn more about his foundation, click on the 'Related Links' section of this web article.