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Donald Stratton, USS Arizona Survivor, Has Died

February 19, 2020 ·  
On the morning of December 7, 1941, six sailors were rescued from the burning and sinking USS Arizona (BB-39) by Joe George, a crew member of the repair ship USS Vestal (AR-4). On February 15, 2020, one of those men, Donald Stratton, passed away after spending years working to gain recognition for the hero who saved […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lou Conter Returns

December 05, 2019 ·  
In 2018, the Pearl Harbor anniversary commemoration took place with something missing. It was the first year that no survivors of the USS Arizona (BB-39) attended the Oahu ceremony. All well into their 90s, the survivors weren’t physically able to cross the Pacific to join in the remembrance of the men with whom they served […]
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Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

November 15, 2019 ·  
In the years following the sinking of USS Arizona (BB-39) and the building of the USS Arizona Memorial, 43 former crewmen who survived the events of December 7, 1941 have chosen the sunken vessel as their final resting place. As the nation commemorates the 78th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack in December 2019, Lauren […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lauren Bruner Dies at 98

September 14, 2019 · Jason Alghussein
More than 75 years ago, thousands of men—some of them still in their teens—put their lives on the line when the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor. Among them was Lauren Bruner, who was serving aboard USS Arizona (BB-39) when the mighty battleship exploded and sank after being hit by armor-piercing bombs. […]
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USS Arizona Survivor Lonnie Cook Dies at 98

August 05, 2019 ·  
On July 31, 2019, the United States lost one of the few remaining survivors of the December 7, 1941 attack on USS Arizona (BB-39). Lonnie Cook, a native of Morris, OK, was 98 years old. Lonnie Cook at Pearl Harbor At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack, Lonnie Cook was serving aboard USS Arizona […]
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