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Webster County native, saved from burning USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, remembered for service

Webster County native, saved from burning USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, remembered for service

February 25, 2020

RED CLOUD — Nebraska native Donald G. Stratton spent a quarter-century trying to forget Pearl Harbor, the cataclysmic explosion aboard the battleship USS Arizona that took the lives of 1,177 of his shipmates, and nearly killed him.

Then he spent the next 53 years working to make sure that the rest of us did not forget.

Stratton, who grew up in Red Cloud, was one of a dwindling number of survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese aerial attack on the U.S. Navy base in Hawaii. Almost 2,500 Americans died as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack, which prompted America’s entry into World War II

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