Staff Sergeant Travis Mills is home today after almost five months of recovery from an IED blast in which he lost both his arms and legs.  Travis will receive a well deserved hero's welcome from his hometown of Vassar as they get ready for their homecoming game.

When the news of Mills' injuries came in, Vassar rallied as a community to support him and that support spread throughout Michigan.  His determination and positive attitude have served as inspiration for everyone following his story.

They're expecting thousands of people over the next couple of days in Vassar for the Hometown Heroes-themed homecoming weekend.  Travis will be the Grand Marshall in Thursday's homecoming parade, and on Friday, it's a special pregame celebration where Travis will address the crowd.

Unionville Sebewaing Area schools have also been raising money for Travis. They are Vassar's opponent for the game. The USA Patriot's motto has been 'two teams, one hero.'

The parade kicks off at 6:30 Thursday evening. It begins in Vassar at Cass and Lincoln.  Mills will address the crowd Friday evening between 6 and 7.