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Shaping a President: John F. Kennedy and PT-109

April 23, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

| Free

Join the Sixth Floor Museum and the National Museum of the Pacific War to learn about President Kennedy’s service during World War II. Explore a PT-309 and a model of Kennedy’s PT-109, then hear about how his time in the Navy helped shape his future.

 

In the middle of World War II, 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 incurred crew-member, 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.

 

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Details

Date:
April 23, 2020
Time:
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.connect2texas.net/pages/home/events/

Venue

Virtual Class
411 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75202 United States
Website:
www.jfk.org

Organizers

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
National Museum of the Pacific War
Connect2Texas