this author did just that. And, he wrote a book about it.
A firsthand account doesn’t get any better than this.
What an amazing story from a boy from Nebraska. This is a
tribute to all the Gallant Men of the USS Arizona. Donald
Stratton did not simply survive that fateful day in December,
he endured, but not without a struggle. He was burned and
climbed to safety only to witness the destruction and devastation
of his ship and its sailors. He beat the odds when the doctors
wanted to amputate. He spent a year in rehabilitation. As
he recovered from his wounds and returned to Nebraska, he
was determined to re-enlist. Crazy? Maybe. But his sense of
duty to his country propelled him.
audio book is exceptionally read by Mike Ortego as the author’s
first-hand account. The narrator does such a good job telling
this story as the author would himself that the reader is
immediately pulled in and clings to every word. The material,
the title, and the author are all a part of such exceptional
bravery, that you are compelled to attend.
well done. Every American should read this story. You will
never hear it told with this much passion and feeling anywhere