This story, through your help, will become the most detailed and important record ever captured from a survivor of the Arizona, which will be shared with generations to come. Through his story, while speaking for all of his fellow crew, Lauren will help to preserve this defining piece of America’s history for future generations so that all might remember the cost to defend freedom and the legacy of those who did.
A copy of this documentary will be made available to the Pearl Harbor Memorial National Park as a gift at no cost, to share with future generations of visitors. Last year the Pearl Harbor Memorial was visited by more than 1.7 Million guests.
Today Lauren is 92 and will turn 93 on November 4th. In order to capture his story your help is needed, and we are asking you to consider any size gift you would like to consider.
For your help we will send an autographed photo copy of the USS Arizona, hours after the attack, suitable for framing. You will be able to tell your friends, children and grandchildren that you not only know, but are a friend of a true American Hero, as you personally show them this autographed print you will receive for your help.
Also, when you, or any member of your family, visit Pearl Harbor, Lauren will be there in sprit to thank you, as he has already made arrangements with the National Park Service to be interred aboard the Arizona as his final resting place alongside his fellow crewman.
The goal of this project is to help secure funds in the amount of $25,000 which will include travel, pricipal photography, filming, editing and originals music which when competed will produce a 15 minute or longer documentary that we, as a nation, will never have the opportunity to make again. Should additional funds, more than is requested, be donated the film will be lengthened.