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Trending On GoFundMe: Teenager Aspires To Interview All Living WWII Vets

This being Veterans day, this recent release from GoFundMe seemed more than relevant.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 10, 2016 — Rishi Sharma, an 18-year-old from Agoura Hills, California, has started a GoFundMe campaign to help fund his dream to interview all living WWII veterans.


“My biggest heroes are the combat veterans of World War Two and I am on a mission to try and meet and in-depth film interview as many of these men before it is too late so that I can gain their knowledge and wisdom and also an appreciation for how good I have it,” said Sharma on his GoFundMe campaign page. “These men are my kindred spirits. I want them to know how grateful I am for they had to endure and I am trying to be an outlet for them to express their recollections and thoughts of their war days in a censor free environment.”

Sharma films the interviews and gives a DVD copy to the veterans. He is trying to do one interview a day and has deferred college to reach his goal.

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8 Responses to “Trending On GoFundMe: Teenager Aspires To Interview All Living WWII Vets”

  1. Joe says:

    This could be interesting to watch!

  2. Greg says:

    Nice to see something like this, in light of the political protests by sore losers of that same generation.

  3. David Hensley says:

    One of my regrets growing up in the late 70s/early 80s is not talking to all of the WWII vets in my family and friend’s families and hearing their stories.

    Hell, I remember WWI vets in my neighborhood.

    But I was too busy doing teen-ager things.

  4. Debra says:

    Rishi, I am trying to contact you. I have a wonderful man you could interview. He was on the last plane over the Pacific headed to drop a bomb when the war was declared over. He lives in Florida and has been in my life since I was 5 years old.

  5. Deborah Lee says:

    Go to tennessean.com and look for article on Morris Dennis. They just did a story on him and his remembrance of Normandy this past week and it is fascinating. Would be great if you could interview him.

  6. Kathy says:

    Please contact me when you are in South Carolina. I would love for my dad to be interviewed. He turned 80 this past May.

  7. Mike Gibson says:

    Please let me know if you are planning to come to the state of Kansas.