WWII Veteran Meets The Sailor Who Saved His Life, 72 Years Later
WWII Veteran Norm Lasman carried an incredible question for decades.
WGN reports he never knew who saved his life on May 11, 1945, the day Japanese suicide bombers attacked the American aircraft carrier U.S.S. Bunker Hill. The smoke and flames left him unconscious and suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning for 19 hours.
Then, along comes a book called, “Danger’s Hour.” It’s written by Bobby Kennedy’s youngest son, Maxwell.
Reading that book sparked memories for Norm and he set out on a mission to find the young sailor who refused to leave him for dead.
That sailor was Al Skaret.
Both men are still alive.
Norm is 94.
Al is 97.
Both men are still sharp as a tack.
WGN’s Steve Sanders followed the story to witness this wonderful reunion.
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