Lyle (Scott) Spurgeon
Hometown: Phelps, Wisconsin
Service: Army
Rank: SFC

Lyle (Scott) Spurgeon

I have long realized the therapeutic nature of God's creation having grown up in Northern Wisconsin where the forests, lakes, and streams were right out my back door, and fishing and hunting is a way of life. On 01 Oct 2009, during a deployment to Afghanistan, I was severely wounded by an RPG. Although my wife and family have been the main focus for my recovery, hunting and fishing have been my therapy. My love of the outdoors has helped to get me back to what is now a normal life. On the same night (01 Oct 2009), SGT Ryan Adams made the greatest sacrifice. SGT Adams gave his life so that others could continue to enjoy these things.

It is my hope that through the WWIA I will have the opportunity to pass on what little knowledge of hunting and fishing I have and hopefully help fellow Wounded Warriors back to a "normal life".