Duty with the National Guard, which included deployments to combat zones, has given Louis Alvey a personal feel for the needs of returning soldiers who were injured. An awareness of the need led him to work as a peer specialist for Virginia’s Wounded Warrior Program. Alvey works out of Lynchburg.
Alvey served in the Guard from 2004 until the beginning of this year. His service included a deployment to Iraq and another to Kuwait.
“We mostly did route security,” he said of his second deployment.