Navy veteran Alvis Holloway served aboard the USS William W. Porter in World War II. His ship was sunk by a kamikaze air attack with no loss of life to any crew members.
Alvis Holloway wasn’t sure how long he’d been unconscious. But piecing things together, he knew it couldn’t have been too long. The wound to his head was too fresh.
“I was bleeding real bad,” Holloway said.
To make things worse, he added, he was all alone.
“I was the only one down there (on the ship’s bottom deck). It was then I realized we’d been hit. And that I needed to get out of there.”... (Watch the video below and Click on the link below to read more)
In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 2015, the Tulsa World is trying to capture and preserve some of the personal stories of veterans living in the Tulsa area.
Stories in the series "Serving Our Country: World War II Veterans Remember" will be collected at tulsaworld.com/ww2veterans.
Article written by Tim Stanley on Tulsa World. WW2live has special and granted permission from the Tulsa World to use part of this article and this video.