A veteran of Desert Storm by age 19, Bobby Henline was inspired to re-enlist in the Army after the attacks on America on September 11, 2001. He deployed to Iraq three times, twice with the 82nd Airborne Division and once with the 3rd Armored Calvary regiment. He spent 13 years in the Army. While on his fourth tour in Iraq, three weeks after his arrival, an IED blast blew up his Humvee – April 7, 2007 is a day he will never forget. Of the five men in the vehicle, Bobby was the only survivor. He stumbled out of the wreck, a human torch. Extinguished by the soldier he had replaced in the Humvee, burns covered almost 40% of his body, bones in his face and shoulders were fractured, and his head was burned to the skull.
Survivor's guilt, PTSD, anxiety and so much more follow Bobby every day. He works hard to fight his demons and he has made it his mission to help others fight theirs.
Bobby reminds himself and us to focus on our STRENGTHS rather than on our weaknesses. Find a strength and build your base from that, find the next one and keep growing. Eventually, all the weaknesses will disappear. We believe in what's STRONG with you - not what's WRONG with you. Take our hashtag - use it - and build your strengths. #whatsSTRONGwithyou