Rishi Sharma, 19, is traveling the country, determined to interview every single World War II combat veteran.
Sharma has conducted almost 500 interviews so far, and is on a mission to thank and preserve the memory of every single veteran, until the day the last one passes away.
In an exclusive interview on Fox and Friends Monday, he explained why he was so motivated to carry out this mission – because a bunch of 17-,18- and 19-year-olds were willing to sacrifice so much during World War II “so I could have a chance at life” 75 years later.
He said it was books he read during high school about the veterans that inspired him to look them up and start interviewing them. Before he was old enough to drive, Sharma said he rode his bike to the local nursing homes to interview veterans, then when he was allowed to use the family car, he started driving around.
“I’ve met so many veterans who lost their best friend right in front of them,” Sharma said, with emotion in his voice.
Watch videos below to learn more about his story.
The following video is another incredible look at Rishi’s efforts:
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