AC Alum Matt Zeller ’00 visited campus last year to tell his story of friendship and survival with Army translator, Janis Shinwari. Shinwari saved Zeller’s life by shooting two approaching Afghan Taliban soldiers while in Afghanistan in 2008. Zeller then worked tirelessly to help bring Shinwari and his family to safety in the United States.
The duo is featured again in People Magazine for their continued relationship and non-profit organization, No-One Left Behind, which assists Afghan and Iraqi combat interpreters who have received Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs) with resettlement in the United States.
Please read the full “Heroes Among Us” article featured in the recent issue of People Magazine by clicking here.