Tempered Steel's Combat Wounded Veterans/Active Duty Military are experienced soldiers and military members left with disfiguring and/or disabling injuries. They have not only survived, but each made a conscious decision to improve their lives through sharing their experiences and offering life changing education that may just change our world. By telling their stories of survival in an open and honest manner, by sharing the beauty behind their scars and injuries, our wounded military members convey knowledge and a sense of unity and understanding within our communities and our country.

Their Stories

"On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind."

~ Dan Lipinski


While telling their stories our combat wounded speakers expose prejudices faced due to differences and infirmities. America's schools face the problem of educating our youth that "different" isn't a negative. Tempered Steel's Speakers teach life lessons on dealing with looking "different" and overcoming challenges experienced in life.

Tempered Steel's Combat Wounded Speakers face a variety of injuries ranging from burns, amputations, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), gunshot wounds to Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Our warriors have survived sniper fire, Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), mortar fire, RPG fire, suicide attacks, the fear and grief of war and much more.