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Remembering the USS Arizona

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Eldorado

"Today we take a look at the last three survivors of the USS Arizona, which was sunk on Dec. 7, 1941.

"In September, Lauren Bruner, the next-to-last sailor to escape the sinking USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941, died in Los Angeles at age 98. His death leaves just three of the 337 men who survived the attack on the battleship.

"Bruner was 21 when the attack occurred. He took a machine gun bullet to the leg and was badly burned.

"He spent seven months in a hospital, then returned to duty on a destroyer that saw eight major engagements during the war.

"The three remaining USS Arizona survivors are Don Stratton, Lou Conter and Ken Potts."

Full article at Military dot com: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/07/pearl-harbor-anniversary-just-3-survivors-uss-arizona-remain.html

 

"What Happened to the U.S.S. Arizona After Pearl Harbor?"

Article at Time magazine: https://time.com/5745058/uss-arizona-after-pearl-harbor/

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susieice

There will be numerous ceremonies held today at Pearl Harbor.

https://visitpearlharbor.org/pearl-harbor-anniversary/schedule-of-events/

One survivor of the attack will be interred on the deck of the USS Arizona. He may be the last one to have requested this burial. I watched one of these services on television about a year ago. They hold a beautiful military service with the internee's family present. Then the urn with the ashes will be given to divers who will take it down and place it on the deck of the ship with others who chose to be placed with the remains of the ship and the men they served with on that day. God Bless Sir and thank you for your service.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-07/pearl-harbor-survivor-last-interment-hawaii

Three have been interred at the USS Utah and at least one of the three remaining survivors has requested he be interred there also.

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Piney
52 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"What Happened to the U.S.S. Arizona After Pearl Harbor?"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Arizona_Memorial

Been there......

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