Heroes of the Second World War is founded by Rishi Sharma. When asked about his endeavor this is what he says, “I am 19 years old and I have been on a mission to interview at least one WWII combat veteran every single day until the last one passes away.
These men are my biggest heroes and my kindred spirits, as they are the only people who I truly enjoy talking too and learning from hours on end. I want them to know how grateful I am for the sacrifices they have made, which has allowed me a chance at a good life. I also try to be an outlet in which these men can share their experiences of their war days in a censor free environment.
I have decided to dedicate my life to interviewing these veterans and bring awareness to their sacrifices. I have completed nearly 260 interviews so far. The interviews are on average 4-6 hours long.The interviews are filmed but there is absolutely no commercial aspect to this as I just provide a DVD for the veteran’s use.
Growing up I have always been interested in WWII. When I was little I used to want to be a Marine but when I though of a Marine, I thought of a man with nothing but a rifle in his hands and the shirt on his back. I have always felt that these men are my heroes and I have always been interested in WWII.
The only reason I am alive today is because of these heroic men. They went in as ordinary boys in extraordinary circumstances which churned them out as men.