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Remembering one of our county's greatest


Last updated 2/19/2020 at 3:20pm

I hope all are doing well today, and that you enjoyed a nice Presidents' Day weekend. In addition to remembering that holiday I also want to mention the passing of one of our county's veteran heroes from Pearl Harbor and WWII who passed away Saturday.

I'd like to use most of today's article on Colorado Springs and El Paso County resident, Gunner's Mate Second Class Donald G. Stratton, who passed away on Feb. 15 at his home. He was 97 years old. Mr. Stratton was one of the last surviving Americans who served onboard the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. On that day he survived...

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