Lance Corporal Hardy Mills IV

My name is Hardy P. Mills IV.  I was born in Azle TX, March 9th 1984 and raised in Weatherford, TX.  I went into the Marines 12-30-2002.  On June 29th of 2004, I was on base in Falluijah, Iraq and was on top of a gun truck, and me and a fellow marine were struck by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). I was medevac to Germany and had multiple surgeries.

My injuries where a lacerated spleen, broken scapula, severed artery in right leg, lost most of the muscle in my left hamstring, both lungs collapsed, bacterial infections from the shrapnel, severe burns, multiple skin grafts etc. The doctors said I probably wouldn’t live long, but I showed them.