Lauren Bruner
1920 - 2019
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Lauren Bruner was a U.S. Navy veteran who was aboard the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor when it was attacked on December 7, 1941.

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Published in Legacy on Sep. 19, 2019.
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October 15, 2021
Thank you for your service
So sorry we never got to meet
We might have been related.
Joseph Bruner
May 31, 2021
Fair winds and following seas sailor. "Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..." Thank you Lauren for your service to this nation. U.S. Navy, WWII. Pearl Harbor survivor of the U.S.S. Arizona.
Harry Simpson
May 31, 2021
Fair winds and following seas sailor. "Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..." Thank you Lauren for your service to this nation. U.S. Navy, WWII. Pearl Harbor survivor of the U.S.S. Arizona.
Harry Simpson
December 7, 2020
Christmas 1941 at my Grandpartents was a sad time because we didn't know the fate of those on the Arizona. My cousin's family lost Donald Caplinger.
Gordon Roberts
February 15, 2020
My name is Thom Cicchelli an artist and photographer from Chicago.
I will be entering a photo I took while visiting the memorial at Pearl Harbor in this year's ArtPrize held in Grand Rapids, MI in the fall.
I would like to dedicate my entry to Lauren and if possible get a copy of his service photo to be included with my entry.
I can be contacted by email at: if a family member would be so kind. We must never forget!
God bless this American hero.
Kind regards,
Thom Cicchelli
January 30, 2020
May God Bless you and all of your fellow crew members, living or deceased, Rest In Peace! Just a retired Air Force Veteran.
David R. Snyder
December 13, 2019
What a great legacy he leaves behind. Passing of a family member at any age is painful and leaves an emptiness inside of you. My prayers are with your family during this. I thank him and your family for your service to this country. May he rest in eternal peace.
Beth Simoneaux
December 10, 2019
Arlene Usery
December 8, 2019
US NAVY here

Kent LaVergne
December 7, 2019
I honor your service to this country, Mr. Bruner. You are truly an American hero! I teach middle school in Ohio and I will never fail to honor you and all the men of the USS Arizona when December 7 rolls around each year. It was young men like you that scaled the bluffs at Normandy (I take students there too!) and fought in the Pacific Theatre. You truly model what the American spirit of patriotism and love of country is all about. May you rest in peace with your fellow comrades in arms.
Ironically, when my husband, Lorin (also ironic), was in graduate school at Biola University, we owned a home in La Mirada, so even though I did not know you, I feel dually connected to you. Condolences and prayers to your family.
Claudia Sommers
December 7, 2019
Fair winds and following seas Boats!

Dave Encinas
EMC USN(ret)
Dave Encinas
December 6, 2019
Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.
Harry Simpson
November 5, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 3, 2019
In loving memory of a wonderful Great Uncle. He always went out of his way to to reach out and connect with us. We will love you and miss you always Uncle Lauren!
Matt Bromley
October 11, 2019
That was some type of life full of memories. I wish I could have known Mr. Bruner. That age group has the most interesting life ever. So much knowledge and experiences. A unique generation. May zGod continue to be with the family!
October 9, 2019
Dear Lauren, It was an honor and a privilege to have known you. You filled it so many unanswered questions about that fateful day that I never got to ask my Dad. You were a true hero in every sense of the word. Your smile and laugh were contagious and spread light wherever you were. From sharing beers at Smiths Union, to celebrating your birthday dinners, to celebrating Pearl Harbor Day with you you will forever be missed. I'll never forget that first phone call when I tracked you down and then drove to California to meet you. I will never forget you kind sir and I will make sure the memory of Pearl Harbor carries on. 'Lest we forget.'
Carol Reiley
October 8, 2019
Calm seas now at peace with your ship mates. I read your amazing book and feel as I personally have knew you from it. You will be missed by all that had the pleasure to know you
Maryanne Schreiber
October 3, 2019
R.I.P. with your shipmates Lauren and may God open his arms to you and all your brothers.

I'm reading his book as I type and am proud of the courage he's showed in allowing his story to be told. It should be read by all who want to say Thank You to all those from his generation who served our great nation in the "War to end all Wars". Thank you Lauren for your service to our great country.
Rick Cline
September 30, 2019
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen this family to cherish the memories of a life well lived.
Wallace Bell
September 27, 2019
With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.
D Blatch
September 27, 2019
My condolences to the family, May the peace of God sustain you during this time of great sadness.
P. R.
September 26, 2019
My Uncle was a true American Hero. He served our Country with pride and honor.He loved his time in the Navy and lived his life loving his Country. The scars on his body were a vivid reminder of what he lived through on December 7th 1942. He lived a long life and one of his special recent events in his life was returning to Pearl Harbor over the past several years to honor those who lost their lives on the USS Arizona.
Patrick Bromley
September 25, 2019
"It was on the mourn
That I saw a ship a sailing
The sea was calm
Lauren was young
And he was at the rail
With shipmates once again."---rs
Roger Sheetz
September 23, 2019
Thank you for your service to our country to the man like his family I never knew it was men like Lauren Bruner, that gave me the gift of freedom and for that I can't say thank you enough. Rest in Peace Mr. Bruner and once again from my family and myself thank you for that gift.
Richard Gottlieb
September 23, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. May the family be comforted knowing that God is supporting you during this time of sorrow and may he massage your hearts with love and peace forever as you cope with the loss in your life.
September 23, 2019
Requiéscat in pace. Amen. Be with God, My Brother. Thank you.
Bill Buerger
September 23, 2019
RIP, Sir. Thank you for your service. God bless you for all you did to keep me free!
Patricia Beckham
September 22, 2019
Even thought I didn't know you Sir I Thank you for your Brave Service to our country and to all of us! My deepest condolences to your family God give you strength through this difficult time. RIP and with the Angels! Esther Perez Bakersfield, Ca.
Esther Perez
September 22, 2019
God bless you, sir...Thank you for your service.
Jane Dowling
September 21, 2019
Sir, I thank you for your service. Rest now. Elizabeth
September 21, 2019
Another of the greatest generation has left us. He was a humble, brave hero. Condolences and blessings to all his family and caretakers. Fair winds and following seas my friend.
September 21, 2019
One of the greatest Generation.
Gods speed. Thank you for your service to our country. to keep us free. God Bless America.

My prayer's & sympathy to the Bruner Family.

M. Kosh
Ft. Myers, Fl.
m Kosh
September 21, 2019
You were one of the greatest generation.Young men going to battle to save our country after being attacked.I thank you sir for my freedom.How proud your family must have been to hear of your heroic actions. I can not imagine this present generation doing what yours did. Again, I can not thank you enough for your bravery.God Bless you and God Bless America. R.I.P.
Darla Reynolds
September 21, 2019
Darla Reynolds
September 21, 2019
Thank you for your service to our country.
Vance Marcum
September 21, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
September 21, 2019
Wow, 98 years...

What a legacy he leaves behind. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
September 21, 2019
Be at peace, sir. We have the watch.
Rick Wagner
September 20, 2019
Thank you for your service and fearlessness in carrying out your duties. As a resident of Arizona, I was so proud to read about all the survivors, was moved by my own visit to Pearl Harbor, and am glad that our newspaper, The Arizona Republic, does its best to keep the history of this event, and the people-side of the story in our consciousness. My condolences to Lauren Brunner's family, friends and fellow service members.
September 20, 2019
Jennifer Courtney
September 20, 2019
May God with the Bruner family to help you in your time of sorrow.
September 20, 2019
"Fair winds and following seas." God bless your soul; God bless your spirit. My condolences to your family and friends.
September 20, 2019
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
September 20, 2019
As the child of a survivor, I can relate to what its like to be raised by a member of the greatest generation. I wouldn't trade it for anything in this world. The greatest country in history and the cause of freedom will forever be indebted to Mr. Bruner and so many who paid such a high price for others.......Matthew 11:28-30.
Jim Martin
September 20, 2019
Thank you for your service. I recently purchased your book and look forward to reading it. Rest in Peace!
Drew Hawkins
September 20, 2019
Please accept my sincere condolences. My grandmother, born in Glidden, Iowa, in 1881, was born Clara Louise Bruner, and her brother was Jonathan Edgar Bruner. Any relation?
Claranne Petersen
September 20, 2019
My Condolences to the family.
September 20, 2019
Condolences. May the God o creation comfort you during your time of grief. WE THANK HIS FAMILY FOR THE SACRIFICE MR. LAUREN BRUNER MADE.
September 20, 2019

September 20, 2019
One of the last of our hero's. Who do we have now to look up to and protect and defend us. What is happening to this once great country! May God hold you in the palm of his hands and may his angels wrap their wings around you and guide you on your next journey.
linda marin
September 20, 2019
RIP hero. Thank you for your service.
Pam Sheppard
September 20, 2019
What an amazing story. Thank you for your service sir may god
bless you and may you RIP.
Daniel Williams
September 20, 2019
Rest In Peace shipmate thanks for my freedom
BM3 Bock
September 20, 2019
Thank you for your courage and bravery. You sir are a hero! God bless your family.
Michelle Sievers
September 20, 2019
Thank you sir for your service to our country, now you are in the Lord's arms. Prayers for peace and comfort to your family and friends.
September 20, 2019
Cathy Williams
September 19, 2019
R.I.P. Sir.
Cynthia Herd
September 19, 2019
With thoughts and prayers to the Bruner family. May the God of peace comfort your hearts at this time of loss.
September 19, 2019
Mr. Bruner,
Now you join your service friends
You are all Angels.
Thank you for protecting us, the
Now you can rest in peace.
God is blessing you.
Fly high to Heaven sir.
September 19, 2019
I can't thank you enough for your service, god bless you in your rest!
Tom McFarland
September 19, 2019
Godspeed Lauren. Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.
C Cerny
September 19, 2019
September 19, 2019
It is with the deepest respect that as a navy veteran i say goodbye shipmate. My you know we will never forget
Doug Roberts
September 19, 2019
RIP Sir, Your a hero and blessing to this country.
Thank you for your service, as hard, sad and scary as it was, you protected the people of this country and we will never forget.
You're job is done here sir, Rest With Peace in your soul.
Sharon Sterner
September 19, 2019
Fair Winds and Following Seas Shipmate.
Eric Burcher
September 19, 2019
God bless your family and thank you so much for your service to our country. Rest in peace
September 19, 2019
Rest well in eternity with your fellow shipmates Cousin Lauren.
Craig Bruner
September 19, 2019
Peace, peace, so much peace.
Glen James Hausfeld
September 19, 2019
It's interesting I'm visiting Hawaii near the Pearl Harbor Museum. To have endured this and live such a long fulfilling life is a blessing! May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss.
September 19, 2019
Joan Walton
September 19, 2019
Fair Winds and Following Seas. May you and your Shipmates always Rest-in-Peace and Honored Glory.
Jim Cummings, MSgt (Ret)
September 19, 2019
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