After years of trying, Pearl Harbor survivors persuade officials to award a medal to the man who saved their lives

The ship was burning and Donald Stratton and Lauren Bruner thought they were going to die.

Bruner already had been wounded aboard the USS Arizona, taking bullets to a leg. He was bleeding badly. Stratton was burned on his back, face and leg. Part of his ear was missing. Japanese Zeros buzzed above…

Author: LA TIMES

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