PT 109 in the Pacific, World War II - commander of the boat Lt(JG)John F. Kennedy standing on the right. At some point in the war the boat was destroyed by a Japanese attack and Kennedy helped save crew members, injuring his back in the process, an injury that plagued him the rest of his life. The back brace he wore on November 22, 1963 may have contributed to his death by holding him upright after he was hit by the first bullet
Received from DASHMANN by e-mail, also last evening: "PT 109 --- I believe Kennedy is standing shirtless at the right side of the picture."
Obviusly flawed analysis as there is something missing in the photo. This photo must have been that of the crew prior to the appearance of JFK onboard.
Just got word from the Heritage Foundation. This is obviously a picture of John McCain and crew just before he was captured.
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