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  • Thea Primiano

    JFK on PT-109, Solomon Islands 1943 Late in the night of August 1, 1943, Lieutenant John F. Kennedys Patrol Torpedo boat, the PT-109, was attacked by a Japanese destroyer in the South Pacific.

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    Family photos of John F Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, JFK Jr., and the rest of the Kennedy family on boats

  • michael Guilbeault

    Future President John Kennedy as PT Boat Cmd. Their boat was cut in two. Kennedy was credited with saving the survivors by carving a message on a coconut and natives took it for their rescue.

  • beachgal

    Today 8-2 in 1943, future President John F. Kennedy is serving as commander of a torpedo boat in the Solomon Islands when his ship is fired upon by the Japanese navy. The PT 109 was split in half in the crash and sunk. Kennedy and his crew swam to an island and they were eventually rescued. Kennedy was credited with saving the crew. May of us read the book and/or saw the movie PT109 about this part of WWII - Pacific Theater historic event.

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    JOHN F KENNEDY in World War 2 - See best of PHOTOS of the 35th US President of the United States

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Caroline Kennedy and her Daddy J.F.K. (this has to be the most touching father-daughter photo and moment ever)...

Eat. Sleep. Run the most powerful nation in the world. Play tennis with your gorgeous wife.

Caroline giving her daddy a kiss. Many believe the Kennedys are the closest America will ever get to royalty.

  • Lynda

    Garret, that had to be the most spun version of their activities I've ever seen. You can almost hear a gangster in the background, "Yeah, yeah, that's it, medicinal purposes."

  • Garrett Hord

    Lynda...learn history and learn to spell!

  • Lynda

    Oh, forgive me Garett, I forgot your other t. (Do you know how many people write my name as Lydia and I manage to not throw a snit about it?) And, yes, I do know history. Far, far more than you could imagine. And I know that Kennedy skated on the very edge of legality numerous times -- and that a mob boss in 1973 said he was in partnership with Kennedy.

  • Jennifer Duke

    And how many deaths are the Kennedy's responsible for? And let's not forget Joseph having his own daughter lobotomized. Sound like awesome people.

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The children have been a wonderful gift to me, and I'm thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family's future. Jackie Kennedy

JFK; will always consider him the best president in my lifetime. I love a quote he made when he first heard Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking on TV, and said, "he is a very good speaker." You think? JFK was light years above his time

Photo - A Conversation On Cool.

"all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. we are tied to the ocean. and when we go back to the sea -- whether it is to sail it or to watch it -- we are going back from whence we came."

With the discovery of nuclear weapons in Cuba, President Kennedy made the decision to issue a naval blockade around Cuba to prevent further nuclear weapons from being delivered.

Whatever happened to the days of "Ask what you can do for your country" ? Seems like it's a lot of "Tell the government to stay away from my money because that's all I care about"

October 1, 1955: Sen. of Massachusetts John F. Kennedy & his wife

50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Texas. The nation mourns his loss, to this day.

John F. Kennedy at Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles by Garry Winogrand. 1960