VETERANS: World War II combat veterans are life’s work

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

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Nov 10, 3:35 PM EST
CALIFORNIA TEEN DEDICATES LIFE TO FINDING WORLD WAR II VETS
BY JOHN ROGERS ASSOCIATED PRESS

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — For as long as he can remember, Rishi Sharma’s heroes haven’t been sports stars or movie stars or any other kind of stars. They’ve been the U.S. combat veterans who won World War II.

Alarmed that even the youngest of them are now in their 90s and dying each day by the hundreds, the Southern California teenager has launched a campaign to try to ensure each one’s legacy.

“I’m on a mission to in-depth film interview a World War II combat veteran every single day,” the earnest 19-year-old says after a recent afternoon spent in the living room of William R. Hahn of Los Angeles, where Sharma mined the 93-year-old’s memories for hours.

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An admirable effort.

I wish that I had captured the stories of all my relatives, some of whom were vets.

A great project by a son of immigrants.

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