Lauren Bruner

Nov 4, 1920 – Sep 10, 2019 (Age 98)


November 4, 1920
September 10, 2019


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. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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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: [email protected] if a family member would be so kind. We must never forget!
God bless this...

May God Bless you and all of your fellow crew members, living or deceased, Rest In Peace! Just a retired Air Force Veteran.

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.


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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.

Fair winds and following seas Boats!

Dave Encinas
EMC USN(ret)

Fair winds and following seas sailor.
"Boatswain... Standby to pipe the side... Shipmate's going Ashore..."

Thank you for your service to this nation.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.