John F Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Military Life

1943

On August 2, 1943 Lieutenant Kennedy's boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer named Amagiri, Kennedy led the remaining crew members to land and they were eventually rescued.

Late 1943

In late 1943 lieutenant Kennedy took command of PT boat converted into a gunboat, PT-59.Lieutenant Kennedy was released from active duty in early January 1944, after getting treatment for his back injury.