Don’t call him wounded. This veteran of the War in Afghanistan - and triple amputee - is healed now. U.S. 101st Airborne Infantry Division Recon Scout Squad Leader (Ret.) J.D. Williams was leading a small recon team in enemy territory in Afghanistan in 2010 when an IED was detonated directly underneath him. Since that day, J.D. and his family have had to overcome an immense amount of challenges, but have learned to thrive in their new circumstances. “The only way I knew I could be really happy with my injuries and stuff was to be able to challenge myself through the great outdoors, where nothing’s handicap accessible you have to adapt and overcome,” said Williams. “One of the things I really loved about those adventures is if there was other warriors out there with me, we’d learn from each other, and that’s kinda like what led up to creating Mohawk Outdoors.” A gift of a custom modified KIOTI K9 2440 UTV, created in collaboration with Life Essentials, was the perfect way to help. Designed specifically for his Mohawk Outdoors’ mission to provide veterans with a taste of adventure and the great outdoors, the UTV will get Mohawk Outdoors participants places they’ve never been. For J.D., having a UTV that is accessible to anyone makes the excursions of his Mohawk Outdoors initiative easier, meaning that he can continue to provide invaluable experiences to combat veterans.