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Tough as they come, Travis Mills, Marcus Brotherton ; foreword by Gary Sinise

Label
Tough as they come
Title
Tough as they come
Statement of responsibility
Travis Mills, Marcus Brotherton ; foreword by Gary Sinise
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During his three combat-filled tours of duty in Afghanistan, former college sports star and skilled paratrooper U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills never once backed down from the hardest challenges that came his way. The big, likable guy literally woke up every morning proudly singing the 82nd Airborne song to encourage and motivate the men he led. But late one afternoon in April 2012 while Travis and his men were on a routine mission near a remote village in southern Afghanistan, the unthinkable happened. While patrolling for improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the minesweeper missed one IED, and Travis Mills's world changed forever. In this vivid account of Travis's heroic fight for survival, he recalls the action-packed and challenging days of his earlier tours of duty with the legendary 82nd Airborne Division, the agony of encountering a hidden bomb while on patrol with his men, and his odds-defying physical and spiritual struggle afterward to come back from severe quadruple amputee injuries and rebuild his life. This searing and unforgettable true story will inspire, encourage, challenge, and motivate you forward. It shows how resilient the human spirit is, how unbreakable the will is when pressed with difficult demands, and how triumphant a person can be when tasked with the seemingly impossible. "Every day is a challenge," Travis says, "but every challenge can be overcome. I'm not wounded anymore. If you're wounded, then you're still focused on your injury. I'm just a man with scars living life to the fullest and best I know how.""--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Dewey number
958.104/7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.M55 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Tough as they come, Travis Mills, Marcus Brotherton ; foreword by Gary Sinise
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Tough as they come, Travis Mills, Marcus Brotherton ; foreword by Gary Sinise
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Gary Sinese -- 1: a 15-Minute Helicopter Ride from Kandahar -- 2: Born in a Small Town -- 3: Teen Feet Tall and Bulletproof -- 4: Gunner in a Humvee -- 5: Crazy Little Thing Called Love -- 6: Firefights with the Taliban -- 7: Rooftop Grenades -- 8: Heavy Firefights in BMG -- 9: Our First Home Together -- 10: My Last Deployment -- 11: April 10, 2012 -- 12: Pain -- 13: The Coma -- 14: The Floor in Front of Me -- 15: To Walk, To Race -- 16: Our New Home -- 17: Never Give Up, Never Quit. -- About the Travis Mills Foundation -- Acknowledgments
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Dimensions
25 cm
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xiv, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904787
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2015022590
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Other physical details
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