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Pearl Harbor survivor: What I saw aboard the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941

Donald Stratton, Editor’s note: The following column is adapted from “All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor.“ I was aboard the USS Arizona on the morning of December 7, 1941. The courage I saw in our men was astonishing. Those gallant sailors fought back however they could. Pilots tried to