"Live for something rather than die for nothing."
The Stories Behind the Scars and Wounds of War
Injured veterans compete in Triathlon at Pacific Grove
Tempered Steel's speaker Alan Shell competed in the Pacific Grow Triathlon and shares his story.
Wounded American Soldiers Bare Their Scars
Temper Steel Inc. photo introspective at Atchison Musuem educates public.
Atchison Museum Honoring Wounds of War
Leavenworth Times reports on Honoring Woulds of War photo introspective featured at the Atchison Museum through interview with co-founder.
Branson Honors Heroes
Warriors Scott Stephenson and and Bobby Hinline, light torches during the opening ceremony of the Hand-in-Hand Purple Hearts event in Branson Thursday. April 26, 2012.
Wounded Iraqi Vet Inspires Foster Children, Youth
Tempered Steel speaker Leshonda Gill spoke to youth and children about going to hell and back. They understood and identified with her story. Also see Soldier Shares Stories Of Hardship, Triumph With Less Fortunate Kids
Wounded warrior finds career success after service
Alvin Shell described the employment barriers he had to overcome before attaining career success during the 2012 Wounded Warrior Employment Conference.
Adapting Homes for Wounded Warriors
Slide show of features of an accessible home for wounded soldiers.
Wichita Eye Witness News Article
News article about Staff Sgt. Derek Moody.
Presidnt Obama Mentions Tempered Steel Speaker, Alvin Shell in Dec. 14, 2011 Speech at Ft. Bragg
Obama told the troops that America can learn much from their selfless example. To make his point, he told the story of Lt. Alvin Shell, a Fort Bragg soldier, who a few years ago responded heroically when he and his team were engulfed by flames after an RPG attack on their convoy. Covered with gasoline, Shell ran into the fire to help his fellow soldiers. When he was later told he was a hero, Shell shrugged it off saying that a "hero is a sandwich" and he's a paratrooper,
Obama said. "We could do well to learn from Alvin and all of you. Yes, policymakers and historians will continue to analyze the strategic lessons of Iraq," Obama said. "And our commanders will incorporate hard-won lessons into future military campaigns. But the most important lesson that we can take from you is not one of military strategy-aait is a lesson about our national character."
Give a Mom a Soldier
Blogger mom affected by Scott's story
Stg. Stephenson Honored as Kansas City Chiefs' Home Town Hero
Healing in Service to Others
Tempered Steel mentioned as one of the organizations giving wounded military a chance to help others
Respecting Ourselves and Respecting Each Other
Tempered Steel Veteran LyVell Gipson was keynote speaker at 1/2 day event for middle and junior high school students.
Scott Stephenson's continuing story in Raven Review, Benedictine College's magazine.
Luncheon to Benefit Veterans Group
Announcement of luncheon in Valentia, CA to raise funds for Tempered Steel Inc.
Beyond the Battlefield: As Wounded Veterans Struggle to Recover, Caregivers Share the Pain
Story series, this one addressing the stories of caregivers who assist wounded military with the new battles they face.
Beyond the Battlefield: Back Home, Severely Wounded Veterans Wish More Would Ask, Not Just Stare
Story series on wounded military returning home and the new battles they face.
Adam Buhman-Wiggs V President of Tempered Steel's Board of Directors, Sgt
Scott Stephenson co-founder of Tempered Steel and Luana Schneider Exec
Director/co-founder of Tempered Steel have been notified they will be the
recipients of Benedictine College's "Do Something Beautiful for God" award
at half time of the BC Ravens Game on October 15th by Benedictine College
President Steve Minnis.
Sandra Rivera speaks at USO Wounded Warrior Family & Caregivers Conference.
Mom Drops Everything to Care for Wounded Son
A prospective from Luana Schneider, mother of wounded soldier Sgt. Scott Stephenson. “They told me when I got to the hospital that this would make me or break me.”
USO Conference offers caregiver support
"Just because we look different, we're the same people. Don't shy away or look away from us. Come up and hear our story, what's been done to us. Don't be afraid."
Voice of Warriors
Event: Radio Interview with Luana Schneider Exec Director of Tempered Steel
Start Time: Monday, September 5 at 6:30pm
End Time: Monday, September 5 at 9:30pm
Luana Schneider joins us to share about Tempered Steel, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting national awareness, education and support for our severely injured military members.
Letter of Support from Congressmen McKeon
Congressmen McKeon sends letter of support for Tempered Steel's "A Night to Honor Our Wounded Iraq-Afghanistan Veterans"
Music Video Dedicated to Hero Wounded Veterans
With history repeating itself, The Jon Collins Band has decided to use the power of music and video to create a narrative music video depicting the story and real emotion of an American Hero - a person willing to fight for a cause they believe in, to leave their family, to suffer life-changing injuries and to return to a new life after the war. But the band needs to raise 30k to complete the rest of the video.
Fox 11 Wins LA Emmy for Tempered Steel Story
The win for the Tempered Steel story begins at 27 minutes in the video of the Emmy awards. Congratulations to Christine Devin, reporter and Rodger Howard, cameraman.
Mayor's Committee Honors Tempered Steel Sgt. Tony Lino
A lunch will be held on May 17, 2001 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex to honor Sgt. Tony Lino. During the Luncheon Tony will share his story along with a speech about treating others who have disabilities with respect, overcoming challenges, and the importance of employment.
AW2 Veteran Alvin Shell Transitions to Federal Career Post Injury
Tempered Steel's Cpt. Alvin Shell
Speakers making a difference in the lives and hearts of school students:
"Man, please, I need a hug. I have to hug you. I have to thank you
for being here, you have changed my life, you have no idea."
J.R. Martinez from All My Children speaking to Valencia High School
Our Hometown Stories: Tempered Steel: Behind the Scars
Story recounts reasons for starting of Temepered Steel and the special people who made it happen.
Veterans Honored at events in Simi Valley and MoorPark
Story of the Photo Introspective appearing at Ronald Reagan Libary
Video of Interview with Luana Schnieder and Bobby Henline interviewed by Fox News in California.
Tempered Steel's Marine Sgt. Bret McCauley
McCauley visits Rio Norte Junior High and tells his story
World News shows Tempered Steel Inc Video
THE TEMPERED STEEL WOUNDED WARRIOR PHOTO INTROSPECTIVE
UNVEILS AT THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY
November 11, 2010: 10am
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library
40 Presidential Way,
Simi Valley, CA 93065
I am honored to announce the unveiling of The Tempered Steel Photo Introspective at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, on Veteran's Day, with Keynote speaker Wounded Warrior and Comedian Robert Henline.
The Tempered Steel Photo Introspective, "Honoring the Wounds of War" is a cohesive effort by myself and journalist Amanda Cherry-Haus in culminating the stories behind the scars of war through imagery and interviews.
This project was made possible by The Tempered Steel Organization, founded by Iraq veteran and wounded soldier Sgt. Scott Stephenson and his mother Luana Schneider, who's goal it is to enlighten the public to the humanity within the warrior, the dignity within the scars, and the power of the human spirit. The wounded warriors of the Tempered Steel Photo Introspective are all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who bravely unveil their private scars in an effort to unite injured veterans with the public by eradicating the enigma that is the disfigured soldier.
Wounded Warrior Photo Introspective featured at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Veterans Day
MC Blog announces the Photo Introspective presented by Tempered Steel
Recently, dancers from the area, as well as New York and Mexico, performed to benefit Wounded Warriors.
Making a Difference
KGB staff member writes about working with Tempered Steel.
My Son and I
Hunters Helping Soldiers features a story on Scott Stephenson and his mother, Luana Schneider's blog, My Son and I. The blog was Mrs. Schneider's cathartic way of writing about the long road back to health as well as the best vehicle for communicating with friends and family while she stayed at Scott's bedside in Texas.
Burn Guys are Hot
Emily Oehler relates what meeting Scott Stephenson taught her, stating "it’s the playfulness about life’s hardships that often get us through, and at least make it more joyful along the way".
Hero of the Month
Scott Stephenson named hero of the month by Hunters Helping Soldiers
Tempered Steel - The Story Behind the Scars
Featuring Bobby Hineline and his Mastiff, Duke. Learn how Bobby's injuries changed his life into a career of comedy while reminding the public of the power of the human spirit and the beauty that lives within the most unexpected places.
Wounded Warrior Symposium gathers soldiers in San Antonio
Sgt. Scott Stephenson tells how military can improve treatment of wounded vets.