Standing Up For Heroes : Tom Hanks mentors Veteran Gabriel Posey

December 15, 2012

Tom Hanks's support towards the military and the veterans is well known. Besides his support of the Welcome Back Veterans Campaign, whose goal is to transform the lives of the returning veterans by changing the way people think and talk about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Tom Hanks recently took part in ABC News' Standing Up For Heroes program. It is partnered with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce.


Army Staff Sgt. Gabriel Posey, who is returning from Afghanistan, applied to be part of a mentorship program as he aspires to become a writer for television and film. He was paired with Tom Hanks who will be his mentor in his pursuit of a career in the entertainment industry. Tom Hanks met with military sergeant and aspiring screenwriter Gabriel Posey to share his advice about the entertainment industry. He also sat down with ABC News' Bob Woodruff to share his thoughts on his movies and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We have added the five videos from ABC News' Standing Up For Heroes featuring Tom Hanks, including two 5-minute interviews with Bob Woodruff.



Paul Hansen , March 20, 2013

I am a veteran of Vietnam, Wrote a book about a mentored experience, TURNAROUND SUMMER. Could Sgt Posey send me his email address, wanted to ask him if I could send him the book and a Media kit, he can have it no strings attached. Thought he might like to look at it as a possible screenplay project.