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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor’s Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

All the Gallant MenCopyright: 2017
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
320 pages

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by Donald Stratton, with Ken Gire

As the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor approaches, Don, one of five living survivors of the Arizona, offers an unprecedentedly intimate reflection on the tragedy that drew America into the greatest armed conflict in history.

All the Gallant Men is the first memoir by a USS Arizona survivor. Born in Inavale, Nebraska and raised in Red Cloud, Donald Stratton joined the Navy in 1940 at the age of eighteen. On December 7, 1941, he was a Seaman First Class on the USS Arizona.

Stratton's account on the Pearl Harbor attack is seventy-five years in the making, as he finally shares his personal tale at the age of ninety-four. His tory is one of survival and determination as he recovered from the severe injuries he sustained in the attack, and ultimately re-enlisted to fight again.