Lt. (jg) John F. Kennedy, 1942. On August 2, 1943, Kennedy's boat, PT-109, was performing nighttime patrols in the Solomon Islands, when it was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. Kennedy, despite re-injury to his back in the collision, towed a badly burned crewman through the water with a life jacket strap clenched between his teeth. For this action, Kennedy received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.
President John F. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr. in the Oval Office. Photo by Stanley Tretick, Look Magazine.
Lt. John F. Kennedy in the South Pacific, circa 1943. Photograph in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston.
Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., outdoors in Saint Moritz, Switzerland, in 1939. The following is handwritten on the verso of the photographic postcard, presumably by John F. Kennedy: “Joe at Switzerland - 1939.” A brownish residue covers most of the verso of the photographic postcard. This photograph is currently held in the Kennedy Family Collection and is un-numbered. It is not known if this is the photograph that was originally held in the Personal Papers subcollection of the Papers of J
Their first dance was to, “I Married An Angel”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr. (November 25, 1960 – July 16, 1999), often referred to as John F. Kennedy, Jr., JFK Jr., John Jr. or John-John, was an American socialite, magazine publisher, lawyer, and pilot. The elder son of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy, Kennedy died in a plane crash along with his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and his sister-in-law Lauren Bessette, on July 16, 1999.