Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise tosunset on Saturday, March 25, 2023, to honor fallen U.S. Navy Seaman 1st Class Donald Stott who was killed at Pearl Harbor during World War II. He was from Monticello, Iowa and will be buried there with military honors.
Navy Seaman 1st Class Donald Stott was on board the USS Oklahoma when it was moored at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor and capsized during multiple torpedo hits on December 7, 1941. Stott was19-years-old. Navy personnel have been identifying remains of sailors lost at Pearl Harbor.