Son of Nebraska Pearl Harbor survivor speaks about father's experience
Pearl Harbor survivors, dignitaries and the public are remembering those killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 77 years ago.
About 20 survivors observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m. Friday during a ceremony at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. That's the same moment the bombing began on December 7, 1941.
The youngest of the survivors are now in their mid-90’s and today only five men can say they were on board the USS Arizona when it was attacked.
For the first time, no survivor will be there at the memorial services to mark that moment 77 years in their past.
One of those five survivors are 96-year-old Don Stratton of Red Cloud.
His son, Randy says Don missed this year because his wife faces health complications that won't allow her to travel.
NTV News spoke with Randy about his father’s experiences.