Petco’s 4Outdoors Featuring Dogs2DogTags: Episode 8 – Brett Favre meets Thomas Mills
A United States Marine, Thomas Mills deals with survivor guilt and PTSD on a daily basis.
While deployed and with one month left until he was scheduled to return home, Mills was held back at the FOB (Forward Operating Base) to await the news of the arrival of his first child.
While he waited, Thomas Mills learned that his good friend Curtis Duarte had been killed. While entering a house, Duarte stepped on a pressure plate after crossing the threshold. Duarte was killed and the house collapsed around him.
Thomas Mills still struggles with questions and regrets about that day. What would have happened if he had been there that day? Could he have done anything to prevent it? Could he have been the voice of reason that prevented Duarte from entering the home?
After returning home, Mills now lives in Wisconsin with his wife and three kids. Mills continues to struggle. Especially on the anniversary of Duarte’s death.
In this Episode of Petco’s 4Outdoors Featuring Dogs2DogTags, we feature Thomas Mills and his support dog Bailey.
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