Why J.F.K ?

Why J.F.K ?
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  • OH NO
  • I joined war!!
  • "ask not what your country do for you, ask what you can do for your country."
  • John F. Kennedy was in poor health as a child. He was diagnosed with Addison's Disease meaning his body did not produce enough cortisol leading to muscle weakness, depression, tanned skin, and more. 
  • Kennedy joined the Navy in World War II. He was given command of a boat called PT-109 in the Pacific. During this time, his boat was rammed by a Japanese destroyer and he and his crew were thrown into the water. Due to his efforts, he swam back four hours to shore saving a crewman at the same time.
  • Kennedy won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1947 where he served for three terms. He was elected to the US Senate in 1953.
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