The next morning, December 7, 1941 Ben was training on the USS Arizona. His training was on how to use a turret. After the training was done, Ben started to write a letter to his Mom and Dad. Dear....................
||After Ben had finished his letter he heard a boom and the warning siren. He quickly ran to see what was going on. There were planes attacking Pearl Harbor and he saw a red circle on one of the planes. The Japanese were attacking.|
|Ben quickly went to a turret and started shooting. Mclean saw him and said to Ben "I'm gonna go up to the turret and good luck".|
|Ben replied "Good luck to you too".|
| Mclean quickly went up to a turret and started shooting. Mclean got shot on the leg and fell in the water. He decided to swim to shore. It took him a few minutes to go on shore because of his leg. He reached the shore at about 8:10am and boom! The Arizona was in flames. Mclean took a look at the disaster and saw the Japanese planes leaving.|
|Mclean thought about all his friends especially Ben. Ben was his first friend. They had made a lot of promises together. Then Mclean fainted.|
|Mclean woke up in a hospital. "You are a survivor of Pearl Harbor," said a nurse. After a few days Mclean finally got out of the hospital. On December 16, 1941 Mclean went home and wrote a letter to Ben's parents. Dear.................... and sent it.|
|In the year 2001 Mclean is now at the Arizona Memorial telling stories about the war to young kids.|