From an early age, it was Tyler Mendelson’s dream to become a United States Marine. His father was a Marine, and he wanted to serve his country after 9/11. He also grew up about an hour and a half from NYC, and his father had helped with the World Trade Center recovery effort, so the attacks hit extra close to home. His second dream was to become a filmmaker, partly so he could tell other veterans’ stories, and just make great films in the process. His first major short film, “The Hun” – a drama set in the trenches of WWI – has won several awards. He most recently won the Victory The Podcast’s 3-Minute Film Festival, having been chosen by “Entourage” creator, screenwriter, and film and TV director, Doug Ellin as the winner for Best Drama. Hear Tyler’s inspiring story of combat, survival, and more on this latest episode of HAZARD GROUND!

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