"While conducting a convoy mission, his platoon came under an ambush that destroyed his vehicle and critically wounded his entire crew. After dressing his own wounds, he made his way to the gunner and dressed his wounds.

He sustained eight open fractures on his left leg and contracted a massive bone infection that required IV antibiotics for over a year. After undergoing 47 surgeries, SGT Shep is walking around and says that he sometimes even forgets he’s ever been injured." - From Dawg Nation board member Mike Freeman's introduction.