Doug Alderton was born and raised in Rhinelander WI. He found a true love and passion in bow hunting and fishing at an early age. He joined the Army after school and in 2008/2009 was deployed with the 951st Sapper Company to Afghanistan to conduct route clearance missions. In the early morning hours of Oct 1st into the morning of Oct 2nd his convoy came under heavy small arms and rocket propelled grenade fire. Many of the trucks were struck and Doug, along with many other great soldiers were wounded. Sadly, the Truck Commander, SGT Ryan Adams, was killed. Upon returning home, Doug struggled with getting reintegrated back into society. He was even unable to enjoy the outdoors. After a time, Matt Tennessen, a great friend and associate of WWIA, got him involved with the WWIA and showed him that he was not alone. He saw that with the help of others dealing with the same issues, he was able and to embrace his love of the outdoors and appreciate the things he can still do. He sends a great thanks to John McDaniel for founding this great group and to all the men and woman who help continue its opportunities to help heal soldiers wounded in action.