75 Years Ago Today Pearl Harbor Attacked
Our friend Tim Hoffman was at Pearl Harbor five years ago for the 70th Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and that's when he met Don Stratton, both pictured above. Hoffman says, "I could feel the scars on his hand when I shook it and saw them on his arms, face and neck."
Stratton was one of the five men who survived the attack on the U.S.S. Arizona and he wrote a book about it called All the Gallant Men - click here to read more about his book.
The Lansing State Journal reports here about Ensign Francis Flaherty of Charlotte who was 19 years old when he was assigned to the U.S.S. Oklahoma. Flaherty went down with the ship, but not before holding a light to guide other sailors to safety.
Ensign Flaherty was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.