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Inspiration for the Movie Black Hawk Down

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Michael J. Durant is the best-selling author of In the Company of Heroes and the inspiration for the movie Black Hawk Down. He was the sole survivor of the helicopter crash caused by a Somali-fired grenade and held as a prisoner of war for 11 days. Prior to his time in Somalia, Durant had participated in combat operations in the Persian Gulf, Panama, and Kuwait. A highly-decorated soldier, his awards include the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Medal. He addresses leadership, teambuilding, growth, and his experience as a soldier and as a hostage.

Retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Quadruple Amputee, N.Y. Times Best Selling Author, Founder – Travis Mills Foundation

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If you're looking for a sob story you've come to the wrong place, and Travis himself will be the first to tell you so. But if you're looking for an inspiring speaker who epitomizes resilience and who will leave an indelible mark on your audience then Travis is your man. Be prepared to laugh, to reflect, to laugh again, and to stand up and cheer as Travis shares the astonishing story of how he, and his wife Kelsey, live their motto "Never Give Up - Never Quit."
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