- Created: Friday, 01 October 1999 07:00
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Lonnie David Cook
Seaman First Class
Lonnie D. Cook 2014
- Branch: United States Navy
- Service Number: Living - Hidden for Privacy
- Rate: S1/c (Seaman First Class)
- Duties: Know naval drill duties, knots, steering and signaling. Stand watch and gunnery duties.
- Enlisted: 3 April 1940
- Place: Little Rock, Arkansas
- Onboard USS Arizona: 2 July 1940
- From: NTS San Diego
- Date of Birth: Living - Hidden for Privacy
- Place of Birth: Oklahoma
"I was changing clothes in front of my locker when the bombs began to drop. Chief Turret Captain came in the turret said Jap's were bombing us. We started up in the turret to our battle stations. I was on the shell deck when the bow of the ship blew up. The turret crew gathered up in the gun room and it was very smoky. It was thought by our leader that we were being gassed."
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