Lauren Bruner

Nov 4, 1920 – Sep 10, 2019 (Age 98)


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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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!

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...

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

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.

My heartfelt condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen this family to cherish the memories of a life well lived.

With sincere condolences. May the God of comfort give you peace in this difficult time.

My condolences to the family, May the peace of God sustain you during this time of great sadness.

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.

"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