US Army SGT (Retired) Allen Pugh, served an Army Airborne Ranger from 2003-2009, Iraq and Afghanistan tours, and sustained wounds during combat in Iraq, earning him a Purple Heart medal. Since retirement from service, Allen started a landscape maintenance business serving commercial and residential properties, and served as EMT and Fire and Rescue for the Vicksburg Fire Department from 2011-2017. Allen left the fire department in 2017 to become the owner and operator of Patriot Motorsports of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Allen also founded Mississippi VetCorp that pulls together Mississippi Veterans for the purpose of employing Veterans in various construction contractor work. Allen has been a Purple Heart Warrior Bonfire Program Member since 2015 and with his experience of being served by the Warrior Bonfire Program along with his customer service and marketing skills; Allen provides a multitude of insight and direction to the Board of Directors for the Warrior Bonfire Program. Allen currently resides in Vicksburg, MS with his wife Andi and his two children.