Quadruple amputee injured in Afghanistan undergoes surgery
Purple Heart winner's wife speaks out
- Duration 5:18
- Date Apr 16, 2012
Purple Heart winner's wife speaks out
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Happening now we continue to keep an eye -- what's happening in Afghanistan and we fine and -- daylight today we -- the big headline attacks like the one that happened over the weekend.
And at times forget.
That every day every moment our troops are fighting for us in the ground there was princess to.
Our next story that really caught our attention a US soldier was severely injured.
An explosion in Afghanistan.
Lesson a week ago in Julie Banderas is more on this season.
-- yes -- just as we are learning about a new wave of terror attacks rocking Afghanistan we want to remember the American soldiers who put their lives on the line every day.
Soldiers like army staff sergeant Travis mills who had his arms and the legs.
Blown off by an IED last week.
He was on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan.
Mills by the way is just one of nine -- 8000 veterans currently serving in Afghanistan and to date more than 151000.
Have been wounded in action with some 12100 service members in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Left as amputees.
Mills just underwent surgery and hopes to return to the US to.
Morrow Jenna let's keep -- that picture on the screen there we can I'm joined now on the phone by sergeant knows his wife Kelsey nose and I Kelsey -- taken a look at your beautiful family in your little girl Chloe is well.
You -- what have the last few days been like for you.
It is saying and.
How long have you been married.
And we this -- your husband's third deployment to Afghanistan how long had -- been there in this latest deployment before -- was injured.
-- money -- February but he Eric.
He's been -- short times you know anything about what happens.
I know -- about it -- patrol and you'd expect and I -- And then I -- it warmed -- hours later.
Parted you -- -- display the company.
-- but it -- -- has great arms about the elbow and his left arm below the elbow.
And so today was a really important day for your family because he's he's going through some surgeries.
I'm where where is he right now and and what do you know about his current condition.
I got integrated a lot of boldly -- better in Germany.
And take he actually called you happen repeatedly today.
And you know I thought you know aren't you guys -- you make -- picture.
-- -- under -- apparently.
Asking about how they aren't.
You -- get -- to me slowly and apparent.
When we -- -- next.
Hopefully tomorrow -- but the Sunday but saint had to get surgery today it supports client.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You -- gonna be mentioning senate did the web sites for people can go and and even really active on FaceBook which is where we were able to learn a little bit about your story in and stay up to date with what's.
As far as support -- whether it's from the government's.
Or are from family and friends can you tell us a little bit about that have you got in what you needed over the last couple days had their moments where you.
You have ends with we can you tell us about that part of this journey.
I mean everybody.
Social networking has been.
Boring allowed -- support and prayers but netcam orient.
As -- -- -- it but it -- let it because -- doesn't pocketbook aren't acted scene.
You know they say they don't usually -- -- but.
Impatient I got it it really high dollar lives and it's you know -- it added it.
He's angry -- if you sound like he's making the nurses last abided by all accounts of the last couple days and he's been doing hasn't been a week he's been.
-- a little bit as a joke -- with some of that.
The staff over there.
Yeah I heard yesterday they've brought in tonight patent you'd be able look the -- music news but none of spam from.
Place sounds like it quite a guy and obviously -- this is what -- -- to deal.
It still loves to do his serve his country where do you think that that comes from -- him where where where is that from work.
The way you have -- I guess if this is born to be a leader didn't.
Ordered everybody to listen to -- it -- me it depressed quality candidates and -- every bit of government and the -- remember to -- -- -- -- -- -- It sounds true to form.
As soon as you've seen some of of our conversation today in and we're gonna stay up to date with you and your family Kelsey thank you so much for the time today.
-- we wish you the best of luck over the next several days you know -- they're gonna be really big important ones for you.
And we we thank you for the time.
I think if we wanna share their viewers to Travis mills dot org taken a look at his website great website this -- to deal with all the latest information -- was hour by hour we also have.
The latest fund set up for the Stanley and there's also a big story we have.
We're going to be following this story in the journey over the next several days and weeks.
It's an important points west and we hope it is to you -- -- we'll be right back with more.