Ken Potts, one of two remaining USS Arizona survivors, celebrates his 100th birthday
By William Cole firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16, 2021
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COURTESY NIKKI STRATTON
USS Arizona survivor Ken Potts, who turned 100 on April 15, is pictured with Nikki Stratton, granddaughter of Arizona crew member Don Stratton, who died in 2020. Both hold a model of the new USS Arizona, a Virginia-class attack submarine.
Three U.S. battleships were hit from the air during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. From left are the USS West Virginia, severely damaged; USS Tennessee, damaged; and USS Arizona, sunk.
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Pearl Harbor survivor and centenarian Ken Potts attended the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific on Dec. 2, 2016. Pictured are Lauren Bruner, left, Potts, Doris Potts, Louann Conter Daley, Lou Conter, Don Stratton, Randy Stratton and Edward Hoeschen.