Lauren Bruner, Ken Potts and Donald Stratton are three of the five remaining survivors of the USS Arizona. During a recent visit to Washington DC they attended a formal wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The men were honored with a certificate and a coin from the Old Guard Third Infantry Regiment, who guard the tomb.
The survivors were also able to visit the World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Memorials. They spent time at the Pentagon and met with President Trump in the Oval Office.
More importantly, they came to Washington DC to lobby for the Navy Cross to be posthumously awarded to Joe George, the man responsible for saving both Bruner and Stratton, when the USS Arizona was attacked.
MobilityWorks was very happy to donate the use of 3 wheelchair vans to these amazing men and their families, so that they could travel easily around the city.
The USS Arizona
The USS Arizona was attacked in Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941. The USS Arizona remains where she sank in Pearl Harbor, as a Memorial to the lives lost that day. For more information please visit: https://www.ussarizona.org/