Why I Joined Tempered Steel Inc.
I joined the Tempered Steel Team because I feel it is extremely important that we as warriors tell our story of sacrifice. I and many others are very proud of our service to our nation and the greater good of the world. In order to improve the Community, Veteran, and Warrior transition successfully the Communities need to be educated and ready to support the men and women who served, and their families. The Community gains a valuable member with exceptional tools that can be quickly put to great use. With that, the Veteran or Warrior is able to grow and support his or her family. Tempered Steel is an Avenue for men and women to share a true American Tale of heroics, service and sacrifice. Shilo Harris
Because it is the right thing to do for those who did not make it back! Bob Ehrig
The reason I joined Tempered Steel, was to share my personal struggle with PTSD and TBI. I wanted others (families, the public) to understand what we go through not only in the wars, but when we come home and that many of us are still fighting a war... Derek Moody
I joined Tempered Steel because they are the best avenue I have found to share my story of combat and loss in Fallujah, Iraq. The public response I have received since joining Tempered Steel has been magnificent. Bret McCauley
One of the main reasons I joined Tempered Steel is that the message is to get awareness out there by warriors talking to the public. I have always believed what stops people from asking question about what a wounded warrior has gone through is fear. Whether it's fear of bringing up bad memories, or just fear of confrontation it's a huge wall for people to get through. By openly talking about our experiences it allows us to break down that wall and open the lines of communication. Robert Bruce
In helping to co-found Tempered Steel, I saw the need for us (Wounded Warriors) to have a voice in sharing our stories of injury and recovery. Yet, after helping to start the organization, I realized that I still had to come to grips with my PTSD and emotional issues. After a 6 month in-patient stay at a private PTSD clinic, I was then ready to start speaking publicly. Since then, I have truly found my calling. Being able to share my story with others has helped me personally to heal, interacting with other wounded warriors gives me inspiration and allows me to still share in the camaraderie of military life that I miss daily. Seeing the impact I have on students and individuals alike is what now drives me forward. Scott Stephenson