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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street in Brookline, Massachusetts on May 29, 1917, to Rose Fitzgerald and Joseph P. Kennedy (Barbara, H.1992). John was named after his parental grandfather, John Fitzgerald. The Mayor of Boston during 1906-1908. John was the second of four boys born to an Irish Catholic family with children of nine. When John was young, the Kennedy family had moved from Boston to New York. As John’s dad became wealthier. John had moved schools more often, also moving towards richer parts of New York. John had eventually graduated from Choate in 1935 of age 18 (World Book. 2003). After high school John had went to England as his father became the ambassador. His father took sons, John and Robert with him, as well as his wife and daughters, Kathleen and Rosemary Kennedy. After the trip John had enrolled at Princeton University but devolved Jaundice and had left shortly after Christmas. As the New Year started John had entered Harvard University in 1936 where he majored in government and international relations. Four years later John graduated from Harvard University with a science degree.

In 1941 Kennedy joined the United States Navy and eventually became an intelligence officer. As the U.S.A entered World War II, Kennedy was transferred to the Motor Torpedo Boat where he was given command of the boat. When Kennedy’s team was sent to the South Pacific in August 1943, His boat was struck by a Japanese destroyer ship. Two of Kennedy’s men were killed in the battle but the other six managed to embrace on what was left of Kennedy’s PT boat. After five hours of the hit, Kennedy and his crew managed to get to an island five miles away from where the original hit took place. In that year Kennedy had suffered from a major back injury and was sent back to the States for treatment and surgery. Eventually when Kennedy had recovered he had been…...

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