Born in 1922, Donald Stratton grew up in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Upon graduating high school in 1940, he enlisted in the United States Navy, and reported for duty on the battleship USS Arizona. After more than a year of recuperation following the Pearl Harbor attacks, Stratton reenlisted in the Navy and was commissioned to the destroyer USS Stack. From 1944-45, he served in the Pacific at the naval campaigns for New Guinea, the Philippines, and Okinawa. He has been married to his wife, Velma, for sixty-six years. They live in Colorado Springs.
The New York Times bestselling memoir of survival and heroism at Pearl Harbor
“An unforgettable story of unfathomable courage.” —Reader’s Digest
In this, the first memoir by a USS Arizona sailor, Donald Stratton delivers ...[SEE MORE]