Nearly 2,500 Americans died as a result of the Pearl Harbor attack that prompted America’s entry into World War II.
“One of Donald’s final wishes was that people remember Pearl Harbor and the men aboard the USS Arizona. Share their story and never forget those who gave all for our great country,” a post on Stratton’s Facebook page said.
Following Stratton’s death, Lou Conter and Ken Potts remain the last living members of the Arizona’s crew.
Stratton attended many of the annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremonies and was the author of the bestselling book, “All the Gallant Men.”