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John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States He was the youngest man and the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the presidency Rich handsome elegant and articulate he aroused great admiration at home and abroad His term of office as president was too short however to say what his place in history might have beenKennedy was born in Brookline Massachusetts on May 29 1917 His father Joseph P Kennedy was a businessman who became a multimillionaire head of the Securities and Exchange Commission and ambassador to Great Britain Kennedy graduated from Choate School in Wallingford Connecticut He then briefly attended Princeton University and then entered Harvard University in 1936 At Harvard he wrote an honors thesis on British foreign policies in the 1930s It was published in 1940 the year he graduated under the title Why In 1941 shortly before the United States entered World War II Kennedy joined the US Navy He attended a school to learn about the Patrol Torpedo boat Kennedy was sent to the islands of the South Pacific Ocean where he was in charge of a Torpedo boat everybody called him Skipper John Kennedy the boat was called PT 109 The boat had been in battle and and it was dirty The engines were in need of repair JFK went to work and soon the PT 109 was ready for war JFK said the torpedos would sink any ship on the sea Near an old pier the PT boats waited every day When night came they were ready for war They drifted out into the ocean and listened for the sound of engines of enemy ships for three or more nights they did that but they didnt find anything One night in early autumm four enemy ships had been spotted near an island The PT boats waited for dark so they wouldnt be seen Slowly the PT 109 rode the black waves and every man of
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