Remembering Our Veterans
An American PT Boat Commander who went on to become the “President of the United States of America“
This young man who Commanded the PT Boat 109 in World War Two saw action off of the Solomon Islands in which a Japanese Destroyer cut his PT Boat in half. He managed to gather his crew in the night waters of the Pacific and personally helped the injured swim to shore.
John F. Kennedy and Crew of the PT 109
While marooned on that Pacific Island, John F. Kennedy carved a distress message in a Coconut and cast it out to sea. That Coconut later came to be the Centerpiece of a President John F. Kennedy‘s Desk in the Oval Office.
(This Coconut is not to be confused with the Coconuts in India of which President Obama seems to have a fear.)
But one day, for no particular reason, someone shot that nice young man.
President Kennedy tried to warn us of what we face today