BRANSON, Mo. – A 24-year-old man from Southern California is on a mission to interview every living World War II veteran.
“Talking to the veterans, You can feel what it’s like to have artillery shells going off around you,” Rishi Sharma said. “You can almost hear the planes going above.”
At 17, Rishi Sharma started riding his bike to the local retirement home in his town in Southern California. Sharma’s interest in World War II started when he was in high school. He said he read countless books, and watched every documentary he could, learning from heroes who weren’t much older than him when they went to war.