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WW2 Veteran Story : Don Stewart

Don Stewart was a WW2 veteran who enlisted at the age of 16. He recently passed away in March 2021. His harrowing story was shared to us by our speaker Susan Beharriell.

“At Ortona, he learned of the death of two of his brothers. Crossing the Mediterranean, his ship was bombed. When it started to sink, the men scrambled to one of the ship’s life rafts. Only Stewart survived the raft’s seven days adrift at sea. On day five, the second of his two mates died, and Stewart spent two days alone and stranded before being plucked from the water by a British minesweeper.”

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