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Beloit Memorial JROTC Cadets Provide Support Detail for 'Never Give Up, Never Quit' Presentation with Travis Mills

Nixa JROTC VEX Robotics Team
L to R: MAJ(R) Monte Eldert; Cadets Jose Nuno, Nic Day, Olivia Larson, Dillon Strait, Ryan Caudle, Gracie Henthorn, Sean Gavin, Erick Lopez, Nancy Villalba, Nolan Shepherd, Cierra O’Dowd, Noah Franzen, Maggie Henthorn, Alex Hoey, Aurio Ruiz, Dalton LaPorte; Mr. Travis Mills
Photo Credit: Mr. Ron Bartow
  • Posted on Feb 13th, 2020
  • Story by: MAJ(R) Monte K. Eldert
  • 3rd Brigade
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BELOIT, WI -- Beloit Memorial JROTC Cadets recently provided personal escort and door detail for the "Never Give Up, Never Quit" presentation at the ABC Eclipse Center located in Beloit, WI. Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne is a recalibrated warrior, motivational speaker, actor, author and an advocate for veterans and amputees. Travis’s New York Times bestselling memoir, Tough as They Come. Despite losing portions of both arms and legs from an IED while on active duty in Afghanistan, Travis continues to overcome life’s challenges, breaking physical barriers and defying odds. Travis lives by his motto:

“Never Give Up. Never Quit.”

On April 10, 2012, United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED (improvised explosive device) while on patrol, losing portions of both legs and both arms. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

Thanks to his amazing strength, courage, an incredible will to live, the heroic actions of the men in his unit, the prayers of thousands, and all the healthcare providers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, near Washington D.C., Travis remains on the road to recovery. Every day is a battle, but Travis continues to astound friends and family alike with his progress and with his amazing story. Picture Taker