Fifty-four years ago today, on November 22nd, 1963, American President John F. Kennedy was killed as he travelled in his open-car motorcade through Dallas, Texas.
Before he entered politics, he joined the navy. One night the wooden boat he was in was split in half by a Japanese war ship and the back injury JFK received plagued him for the rest of his life. But as the leader that night, he had to take care of his men. He towed one injured sailor, swimming through spilled fuel and waves, to safety. For this act he received the Purple Heart. Continue reading