Posted by: SJS | November 20, 2013



Wearing rumpled fatigues instead of dress whites or navy blues, young Lt. John F. Kennedy is shown in 1943 on Tulaghi Island in the Solomons. The skipper of PT 109 had picked the crew for his new command and worked with them to scrape, clean, and paint the boat which would soon begin routine patrols in highly dangerous waters.

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22nd, we also remember his courageous service as a member of the PT squadrons which battled the navy of Imperial Japan in the South Pacific.

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