At around 13 or 14, Rishi Sharma found his passion by calling the World War II veterans whose memoirs he was reading. He realized that many of these veterans are still with us and able to share their stories.
"I could actually talk to this real person that I'm reading about," he described his light bulb moment.
A few years later, Sharma turned his dream into a nonprofit called Heroes of the Second World War, embarking on a mission to interview a WWII combat veteran each day for as long as they are still here. Sharma, who joined Glenn on today's show to share his amazing story, has interviewed around 870 veterans so far.
UPDATE: Here's how the conversation went on radio. Watch the video below.
Rishi Sharma's Story
Meet Rishi Sharma, an inspiring 20-year-old from California who is on a mission to interview as many living World War II combat veterans as he can, to document their stories before they are lost forever.