Army Sergeant First Class Michael Mills
SFC Mills is retired and living in Minnesota with his wife and two children. He was injured in Kirkuk, Iraq on June 14, 2005 by an Improvised Explosive Device that burned over 31% of his body, and broke his scapula, clavicle and 4 bones in his left foot.
His left hip was also badly broken. He had his left little finger and thumb amputated, has 13 pins and a plate in his left hip, and was missing a portion of his left ear and nose.
He is extremely pleased with the reconstruction he has undergone at UCLA and now spends time with his family and on their website helping fellow Veterans.