Travis Mills headlines YORKVET breakfast

SSG Travis Mills, a three-tour veteran of the war in Afghanistan, will be the keynote speaker at York County’s annual Veterans Day celebration and breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11. He is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries.

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The breakfast will be at the York Expo Center’s Mid Atlantic Industrial Memorial Hall West. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is a celebration of York County veterans and their continued service to our community. The breakfast is supported by private contributions from throughout York County.

York County veteran Harold Redding of North Codorus Township will be recognized for his work with Sen. Pat Toomey to establish a national Vietnam War Veterans Day, which was signed into law in March.

Ceremonies will also include presentation of the George H. Eyler award for distinguished service. The 26th annual award is presented to a deserving YORKVET who has demonstrated distinguished service to our community over an extended period of time.

Terry Gendron, director of the York County Department of Veterans Affairs, will serve as master of ceremonies.

About SSG Travis Mills

Mills served in the U.S. Army as a staff sergeant and was critically injured on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan by an IED, or improvised explosive device, while on patrol. He lost portions of both legs and both arms. Mills’ memoir, “Tough as They Come,” is on The New York Times' best-seller list. Mills will be available for brief interviews before the day’s ceremonies begin. Media outlets should RSVP in advance. For more information on Mills, visit his Facebook page.

Media contact - Mark Walters; 717-771-9866,

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