The western Massachusetts native has driven across the country, stopping in every single state and visiting hometowns of the fallen. He’s interviewed those Gold Star families.
Swampscott is his 50th and final stop.
"I feel she's with me every day, even if driving the car," said Raymond Harris, speaking of his daughter.
Harris' daughter, Marine Capt. Jennifer Harris, a Swampscott High graduate, was killed in Iraq in 2007 when the helicopter she was piloting was shot down. All seven people on board died.
"She tried to save it three times," Raymond said. "[The] third time it went straight down."
Jennifer was 28 and just weeks away from completing her third tour of duty. The decorated Marine and Naval Academy graduate was the first Massachusetts woman to be killed in Iraq.
"It's been a roller coaster of emotions and it’s been a metamorphosis of sorts," Sherman said. "And I'm just really excited to finish it here and be with Mr. Harris today."
All the interviews, including Friday's, will be submitted to the Library of Congress as part of the Veterans' History Project. The library will hold a special donation ceremony on Nov. 1 because of Sherman's project.