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Sunday Salute: Donald Stratton

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This week we honor a U.S.S. Arizona survivor, Donald Stratton of Colorado Springs.

He is one of only four remaining survivors of the U.S.S. Arizona. After the ship was hit he had to cross a 75 foot rope that was 40 feet in the air burning 65 percent of his body in the process.

It took him over a year to recover and through it all his desire to serve his country remained intact. He re-enlisted and served two more years in the pacific.

His great niece Susan Medcalf of Juniata sent in the nomination. She said "he is one of the most courageous men I have met.  He is why we have the freedom we have today, no doubt."

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