KPCC: Meet the 19-year-old racing to preserve the stories of WWII veterans. “More than 16 million Americans served in World War II. … Today, the numbers are different. There are only about 600,000 veterans of that war left. Every day, 650 die. Enter Rishi Sharma, a young man from Agoura Hills on a mission to record and save the stories of the country’s remaining vets. He’s only 19 years old, but he’s in a race against time.” Someone’s chopping onions in here.