Collin Goldbach • TEDxYouth@Chatham
Veterans and How a Conversation Can Save a Life
Collin Goldbach graduated Chatham High School in 2019 and will be attending Virginia Tech, where he received a four-year ROTC scholarship. In 2010, Collin, along with his father, accompanied Collin's grandfather at his platoon's World War II reunion. Collin and his father interviewed veterans at the reunion, hoping to save their stories before they were lost forever. As Collin listened to the soldiers' stories, some of which had never been told before, he was not only inspired to start a career in the Armed Forces, but also to interview younger veterans, to ensure that their stories were heard and remembered. Through these interviews, Collin discovered that even our country's greatest heroes are human, and need to know that people are there for them.