David Baruch was just 17 years old when he joined the Navy during World War II. Stationed aboard the USS Franklin CV-13 aircraft carrier alongside 3,500 men, the experience — including several brushes with death — changed his life forever.
This incredible story of survival is one of many from David’s service during the Second World War. As he and other residents celebrated Independence Day at Beacon Hill, Chicago’s WGN-TV News paid him a visit to learn more about his contributions to protecting our freedoms.
Click the video below to watch the story. Courtesy WGN-TV.