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Gallery Talk – PT-109 and the 1960 Campaign

October 28, 2016 | 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

| $5

On August 2, 1943, Lt. John F. Kennedy’s motor torpedo boat PT-109 was sunk in the Pacific Theater. Kennedy, clenching a life jacket strap between his teeth to tow one injured crewmember, swam for four hours to lead survivors to a nearby island. This dramatic tale of World War II heroism framed Senator Kennedy’s political narrative as he ran for president in 1960. We will discuss the impact that the PT-109 story had on Kennedy’s life and career, including a special screening of a five-minute 1960 campaign commercial hosted by actor Henry Fonda.

Details

Date:
October 28, 2016
Time:
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost:
$5
Website:
https://tickets.jfk.org/webstore/shop/ViewItems.aspx?CG=OT&C=PP

Venue

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202 United States
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Phone:
(214) 747-6660
Website:
www.jfk.org