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Fisherman helps veterans overcome past experiences


Photo courtesy of Steve Henline

Steve Henline, left, stands with some of the veterans that he brought to Alaska through Warriors' Tails before a day of fishing. From left to right: Henline, Danny Ericksen, Morgan Warner, Gordon Ewell and Evan Freeley.

Some veterans have kept their experiences on the battlefield bottled up in their minds where they continually cause suffering, but Steve Henline is getting veterans to open up about what they went through in war while on a fishing boat in Alaska.

Through his non-profit organization called Warriors' Tails, Henline has been taking veterans, many of whom have been severely wounded, fishing all over the country where they can feel safe among other veterans to talk about their experiences or just enjoy a cold beer. He brought about ten people to Petersburg, seven of them veterans, to do a littl...

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