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Freedom Hard, Inc., owned by Tattooed Veterans Chris White (CEO and Founder) and Bobby Henline, was founded in 2017, is Veteran-owned and Veteran-operated, and based out of Texas.
The Mission: To use humor as a platform to display patriotism and their tagline is “It’s not if you freedom but how hard.”
The Vision: A never ending ripple of positivity and patriotism. When people see the brand, it triggers positive thoughts in their mind, a smile on their face and pride in their heart.
Freedom Hard is a unique brand that focuses attention on love, support, and defense of one’s country. The most wonderful thing about the Freedom Hard Vision? It can be applied the world over, no matter the country an individual calls home.
Chris White is a Military Veteran, speaker, and entrepreneur from Houston Texas who served in the United State Marines from 2004 to 2008. In 2011 White graduated from AMU with an MBA, Global Business Management and is the Founder/CEO of Houston based FreedomHard, a Lifestyle Brand company that promotes patriotism. After graduating, White lent his operational knowledge and business capabilities to the corporate world, finding notable success within the confines of industry giants Haliburton and Weatherford.
Developing practical applications for brand strategies, he earned the recognition of his peers and began his venture into public speaking, presenting his ideas to business leaders around the country. In 2015 White left the corporate realm to dedicate 100% of his time in advocation of Military Veteran issues. Championing a platform for improving education and awareness in Veteran suicide prevention, lecturing at Universities and professional group throughout the US on the devastating effects of PTSD within the Veteran community.
White is a founding member of Veterans United Against Suicide and has published several articles on PTSD Cause & Effect. His unique crossover of entrepreneurial ingenuity, Military insight, and organizational expertise has granted him the opportunity as a regular contributor to BuzzFeed, ABC News, NBC, and various trade publications that seek White’s objective perspective.
Bobby Henline is an American hero who spreads joy and hope through his love of stand-up comedy.
On April 7th, 2007, tragedy struck when Bobby’s Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb just north of Bagdad, during his 4th tour to Iraq with the U.S. Army. Bobby was the only survivor of five men in the vehicle. Bobby was burnt over 38% of his body. After 47 surgeries he was encouraged by his Occupational therapist to try stand-up comedy.
August, 2009 the “Well-Done Comedian” was born. Bobby believes that God kept him alive for a reason. He believes his mission is to help create awareness for burn survivors, to inspire people to live life to the fullest, and to heal others through his story and laughter. Bobby’s self-deprecating comedic style will leave you in stiches and will burn in your heart forever.
Bobby lives in San Antonio, TX. He performs regularly at the Laugh Out Loud in San Antonio, and has also performed The Laugh Factory, The LA Improve and in Las Vegas at Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club. Bobby has appeared the Today Show, The NY Times, Readers Digest, the Huffington Post, Time Magazine, NBC’s The Doctors, PBS “Coming Back with Wes Moore” and on Showtimes “Comedy Warriors” 2012 Netflix “Sophie and The Raising Sun” 2016 Showtimes “Shameless” 2017