First Lady and Wounded Vet Take Plunge

Aug 10, 2014

Wounded soldier skydives with Maine first lady

A former paratrooper who lost four limbs in Afghanistan has made a parachute jump in Maine with a first lady afraid of heights.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage's wife, Ann, and retired Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills jumped from a plane during Saturday's Freedom Fest in Fort Kent. The fundraising jumps are raising money for a veteran center and museum.

As first lady, LePage has made supporting the military her mission, and she says she couldn't turn Mills down when he challenged her to join him.

 Mills has made it his cause to help others since he lost all his limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2012.

 The Vassar, Michigan, native says he may have scars, but he knows he has to get on with life.