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All The Gallant Men

All The Gallant Men

SKU: BPB-0216100645357

In this, the first memoir by a USS Arizona survivor, Donald Stratton delivers an inspiring and unforgettable eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack and his remarkable return to the fight. 

At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely fifteen minutes into Japan’s surprise attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor. Near death and burned across two thirds of his body, Don, a nineteen-year-old Nebraskan who had been steeled by the Great Depression and Dust Bowl, summoned the will to haul himself hand over hand across a rope tethered to a neighboring vessel. Forty-five feet below, the harbor’s flaming, oil-slick water boiled with enemy bullets; all around him the world tore itself apart.

In this extraordinary never-before-told eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack—the only memoir ever written by a survivor of the USS Arizona—ninety-four-year-old veteran Donald Stratton finally shares his unforgettable personal tale of bravery and survival on December 7, 1941, his harrowing recovery, and his inspiring determination to return to the fight.

  • Author

    Donald Stratton with Ken Gire

  • Condition

    Like New

  • Product Info

    • Language ‏ : ‎ English Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 320 pages
    • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0062645358 ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0062645357
    • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14 ounces ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1.08 x 7.25 inches
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