Friday, September 13, 2019
USS Arizona Survivor Lauren Bruner Dies at 98
From the September 11, 2019, Hawaii News Now "USS Arizona survivor who was second to last to leave the sinking battleship dies at 98" by Lisa Kubota.
One of just four remaining survivors from that fated ship. Died Tuesday, September 10 in California.
On December 7, 1941, he was a 21-year-old fire controlman third class. Bruner, fellow survivor Donald Stratton, and four others narrowly escaped by pulling themselves along a rope connected to another vessel.
In the attack, he was wounded by enemy fire and suffered burns over more than 73% of his body.
His story is chronicled in the recently published memoir "Second to the Last to Leave USS Arizona."
One of the Greatest. --GreGen