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Telling Stories, Creating Community, Understanding the Legacies of War.Space for veterans, their family members, and the larger community, to unpack, or in other words, talk freely, about complex topics such as life in the military, experiences of war, the return home, and readjusting to life as a civilian.Supported by North Dakota State University and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Project Unpack: Joshua Zeis

Sometimes the hardest stories to hear, are the ones we most need to say. That's why Dr. Christina Weber started Project Unpack: Telling Stories. Creating community. Understanding the Legacies of War. Weber is an Associate Professor of Sociology at North Dakota State University, and she wrote a grant to collect oral histories from veterans. You can find out more or sign up to share your story at unpackstories.org. Veterans and their loved ones are welcome to participate. 

Joshua Zeis grew up on a family farm near Langdon, ND. He joined the North Dakota Army National Guard as a medic. We start his story on the day the commander of the 817th Sappers out of Jamestown told Zeis his life was about the change forever. 

Editing by Ashley Thornberg

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