USS Arizona survivors


Donald Stratton, USS Arizona Survivor, Has Died

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

USS Arizona Survivor Lou Conter Returns

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

Lauren Bruner Last to Join Shipmates on USS Arizona

By: Mark Loproto

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... Read More

USS Arizona Survivor Lauren Bruner Dies at 98

By: Bruce Danforth

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.... Read More

USS Arizona Survivor Lonnie Cook Dies at 98

By: Mark Loproto

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,... Read More