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Steve henline

Captain Steve Henline is a USAF Veteran, a US Merchant Marine 100 ton master (USCG Captain), Founder of Hand in Hand Outdoors (a 501(c)(3) charity that serves disabled veterans and children) and President and Executive Director of Warriors Tales Media.

He is a seasoned video producer having decades of experience filming, editing and producing video for corporations, business and news agencies. Captain Henline is a 2017 recipient of the coveted Bronze Minuteman Award given by the UNG for his contributions to veterans and disabled children in Utah and the nation. It was Captain Henline’s dream of acquiring, preserving and archiving American Combat Veterans oral histories. not only through the US Library of Congress, but on websites and social media platforms that was the birth of Warriors’ Tales. He believes, that as Americans, we each have a moral responsibility to honor and revere these valiant men and women veterans that have given so much to our country and the cause of freedom.

He has been married for over 50 years, has three children and three grandchildren, and can be found at his home in Spanish Fork, UT when he is not fishing or taping oral histories.

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Brady created, updates, and maintains the website you are currently on, manages our social media, and advises Warriors’ Tales on the newest technologies and trends as our CTO. He graduated with high honors in Computer Science and enjoys creating web applications in his free time.

His brother, father, and grandfather have all served for our country and it is for this reason that he embarked on our mission to help honor our veterans and record their rich oral histories for future generations, joining the ranks of Warriors’ Tales.

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Pete Hansen

Pete loves the creative process of telling and sharing stories through the visual and audio mediums.  Seeing the faces and hearing the voices of those that have given so much for our freedoms is a humbling experience.  His own parents in their older years took the time to record their life stories and that keepsake has motivated Pete to help others do the same for future generations.

Pete has worked in the television and video production world since 1981.  He works in management and in the day to day trenches of production. Working the magic of lighting and composition, taking the puzzle pieces of media and shaping the story is a process that Pete thoroughly loves.  Pete learned the trade in the Broadcast Communications program at Brigham Young University. He then worked at TV stations in California and Tennessee directing the evening news for several years. After working as a producer and director at a PBS affiliate in Utah, Pete started his own production company creating mostly corporate media. Currently, he works as the station manager for a community cable station in Spanish Fork, UT.

With the launch of Warriors’ Tales Media, Pete serves as the man behind the camera, making sure the stories of these heroic veterans are preserved and shared as they should be - as national treasures.

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GORDON L EWELL

Master Sergeant Gordon L. Ewell (U.S. Army Retired) was deployed to the War in Iraq in October 2005. His mission was to find roadside bombs or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); and to ensure that all the teams tasked with this dangerous mission were updated on the latest tactics and techniques the enemy was using with these deadly instruments of war, and had the newest equipment available that they needed to defeat these lethal devices.

He received the Bronze Star Medal for his work as part of the first Mobile Observation Team, for co-authoring the first Route Clearance Handbook (to train new teams who received route clearance missions), and for continuing to perform his duties (making IED’s safe) while engaged with the enemy.

Severely wounded in Nov 2006, he returned stateside and began the long arduous process of a six year recovery. Ewell is the author of five international selling books, including “Dung in My Foxhole” and “A Lifetime at War,” which received a distinguished “Eric Hoffer Award” for Excellence in Literature. He is also a National Motivational Speaker and Veterans Advocate, and has a long list of achievements too great and many to list here.

He seeks to give back to his wounded brothers and sisters and disabled Veterans through his volunteer work with outstanding charities and veteran service organizations he belongs to.

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Judy Henline

After her retirement from the government, Judy has helped her husband (Steve) with various veterans projects and events. Recently she was the secretary/treasurer for Hand in Hand Outdoors for five years. She enjoys meeting veterans and hearing their courageous stories. She looks forward to working on the board and assisting wherever she is needed.

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Frank is a professional actor & voice over talent with 34 years experience on both sides of the camera. He has appeared in feature films, television, and commercials.

He has a keen interest in Veteran's Affairs and has joined Steven Henline in the production of previous Veteran- related material and currently does the narration for Warriors’ Tales.