Sunday Salute: Donald Stratton


This week we honor a U.S.S.Arizona survivor, Donald Stratton of Colorado Springs.

He is one of onlyfour remaining survivors of the U.S.S. Arizona. After the ship was hit he hadto cross a 75 foot rope that was 40 feet in the air burning 65 percent of hisbody in the process.

It took him over a yearto recover and through it all his desire to serve his country remained intact.He re-enlisted and served two more years in the pacific.

Hisgreat niece Susan Medcalf of Juniata sent in the nomination. She said "heis one of the most courageous men I have met. He is why we have the freedom we have today, no doubt."