Media Alert: Teen honors grandfather, donates nearly $11K of his bar mitzvah money to Wounded Warriors of Collier County

Media Alert: Teen honors grandfather, donates nearly $11K of his bar mitzvah money to Wounded Warriors of Collier County

You may have seen this story in one of our December 2021 emails! Herman Kaufman pledged to donate proceeds from his Bar Mitzvah to WWCC in honor of his grandfather and he has done just that!  Check out the story here:

Teen honors grandfather, donates nearly $11K of his bar mitzvah money to Wounded Warriors of Collier County

Herman Kaufman lives to give honor to his name. The 13-year-old is named after his grandfather – a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.  Herman never met his namesake since his grandfather died a year before he was born.  But his stories live on.

“They were about to get shot down over Czechoslovakia and a bombing grade. And since we are of Jewish descent, if they got caught by the Nazis, they would be put to the stakes of concentration camps. So he had to throw out his dog tags.” Herman said. said. “He told the crew that he’s going to throw out his dog tags, and then the whole crew said, no, we’re gonna throw out our dog tags because we’re all part of this together.”

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Check out Herman’s interview here: