Veterans tell life stories at William Paterson University

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A group of veterans is part of a performance to explain their experiences in the military to New Jersey college students.

The performance is called "The Telling Project," and it is named after the nonprofit organization that has produced stage readings for the last 10 years. The six veterans explaining their experiences are either students, graduates or employees of the university.

Charles Lowe is an Air Force veteran. He served around the world, including a deployment in war-torn Somalia.

“I've never ever revealed anything about my mental health, struggles with PTSD,” he said. “This is the first time, so, that was certainly intimidating to me."

Air Force medic Patrice Crocevera served in Afghanistan. He says that serving in that country changed his life.

“I really got to know the people there…and that opened my eyes into a whole new world,” she said.

"The Telling Project" will be performed for the public Friday night at the Shay Center for the Arts. Information about the show and tickets can be found at William Paterson’s website.

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