Analysis Of John F. Kennedy

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Adam Frankowski Mr. Vollmer English 12A 11 October 2015 Rough Draft- John F. Kennedy “And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” Quotes like this earned John F. Kennedy the respect of a nation and the reputation as a great leader. His life is a major part of United States history for all that he contributed. John F. Kennedy is considered a hero for his memorable actions during his navy career, his ability to ease tensions with his words preventing a nuclear war, and helping establish the Peace Corps. Originally rejected when he tried to join the armed forces, due to problems with his back, he was able to join the navy only three months before the attacks on Pearl Harbor. After a mere two years in the Navy, he was commanding his own PT boat as a lieutenant (Scribner). On the day of August 2, 1943, Kennedy’s boat was attacked and split in half by a Japanese destroyer (Scribner). All the crew members including Kennedy were sent into the waters, with a very slight chance of survival. He managed to save his entire crew and heroically save a member by biting down on his life jacket and pulling him into safety (Scribner). The story was recorded in the New York newspaper and later Kennedy would say, “It was involuntary. They sank my boat.” He was disappointed in himself for not being able to prevent his boat from sinking. He knew that saving his crew members had to be done. After a…

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