Wounded war vet names baby son after medics who saved him

AP

Print Article

ROME, Maine (AP) An Army veteran who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan says the name of his newborn son pays tribute to two medics who helped save his life.

Travis Mills runs a retreat in Maine for combat-injured veterans.

He says his son's name, Dax, is a mashup of the medics' names, Daniel and Alex. He says that without them, "We would not be where we are today."

Mill on Tuesday announced the arrival of Dax Fieldyn Mills on Facebook.

Mills and his wife, Kelsey, already have a daughter, Chloe. Dax was born last month.

Mills' lakeside retreat hosted 57 injured veterans and their families for free this summer. Mills says the retreat shows participants how they can overcome disabilities to continue engaging in fun activities with their families.

Print Article

Read More Lifestyles

Guatemalans travel to Oklahoma to honor 1st US martyr

AP

September 22, 2017 at 5:05 pm | OKARCHE, Okla. (AP) Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. But the unusual destination o...

Comments

Read More

Correction: Travel-Ski Vacations story

AP

September 22, 2017 at 4:50 pm | In a story Sept. 20 about ski vacations, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the price of a seven-day Epic pass will increase to $753.77 on Oct. 8. A corrected version of the story is ...

Comments

Read More

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

AP

September 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm | WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher s...

Comments

Read More

First airline flights land in Puerto Rico since Maria hit

AP

September 22, 2017 at 3:15 pm | The first airline flights to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico arrived Friday, but difficult conditions at the island's main airport caused airlines to scale back plans for more flights over the weekend...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 664-8176
215 N. Second St
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814

©2017 The Coeur d'Alene Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X