Ronald Pugh joined the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from high school. Shortly after signing up, he was sent overseas to help spread the message of peace and the American way. His deployments helped him gain a better understanding of himself and the world around him.
Since separating from the military, he misses the sense of purpose it offered him. While Pugh enjoys the outdoors, he rarely ventures out on his own anymore.
With this expedition, he hopes to enjoy life more and create a new chapter. He also wants to learn new ways of handling his post-traumatic stress disorder and managing stress.