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Week 1 Beld

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This is Week 1 journal entry from Alex Beld, who is a student reporter for the War: Through Their Eyes, Vol. 3, Warriors & Students multimedia project.
Week 1 Beld

Alex Beld and Nick Brewer meeting for the first time at the Veteran's Resource Center

Upon receiving the name of the veteran I was supposed to interview I was worried about how it would go. Nick Brewer had not yet responded to an email that asked him the basic information about himself. I thought he may have no longer been interested in doing the story. When I first emailed Nick for War: Through Their Eyes I became even more worried after three days of Nick not responding. I sent a second email as Nick was emailing me back from the first one. We decided to meet at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, Feb, 8 in the Veterans Resource Center. Before meeting him I was nervous that he wouldn’t want to talk very much. I got to the center 20 minutes early and was sitting waiting for Nick to get there until someone behind the desk asked what I was waiting for. I told him I was waiting for Nick and it turned out the guy behind the desk was Nick. We talked for about an hour and during that time I realized that Nick was not uninterested. He had just forgotten to email me back right away. He turned out to be incredibly friendly and willing to talk. We found out that we both grew up in Madison, Wis, and have a fair amount in common. We talked for just over an hour until Nick had to go back to work.

 

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