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CREW SAVED BY JFK ON THIS DAY IN 1943

Did JFK's Order Sink PT-109? | Naval History Magazine - February ...
Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, right, and his PT-109 crew are shown somewhere in the South Pacific, July 1943.

On August 1, 1943, a Japanese destroyer rams an American PT (patrol
torpedo) boat, No. 109, slicing it in two. The destruction is so massive
other American PT boats in the area assume the crew is dead. Two
crewmen were, in fact, killed, but 11 survived, including Lt.
John F.
Kennedy
. His actions made him a war hero.

 

How JFK Earned Two Medals in World War II - HISTORY

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COWBOY BORN IN PORTLAND, OREGON

BOB STEELE 1930's and 40's Cowboy movie star. I remember those ...

Bob Steele - Autographed Inscribed Photograph | HistoryForSale ...
Bob Steele (Robert Adrian Bradbury)
(January 23, 1907 – December 21, 1988)

 

Steele was born in Portland, Oregon, into a vaudeville family
Robert North Bradbury and the former Nieta Quinn. He had
a twin brother, Bill, also an actor. After years of touring, the
family settled in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

 

 

Amazon.com: Billy the Kid's Gun Justice by Bob Steele: Movies & TV
1940

 

 


Vintage western belt buckle.

 

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RENAISSANCE MAN WAS BORN ON THIS DAY

Herman Melville's Soft Withdrawal | The New Yorker
Herman Melville (born Melvill) (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)


A towering figure in American literature, Herman Melville is the author of
several seafaring tales, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Typee," and "Moby
-Dick." He is also famous for shorter works such as "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
and "Benito Cereno."

Before fame, Melville worked as a surveyor for the Erie Canal before taking
a position on the crew of a New York ship headed for Liverpool. Later, he
sailed on the whaling ship Acushnet, an experience that inspired his
masterpiece novel, Moby-Dick.


Moby Dick - Kindle edition by Melville, Herman. Literature ...

Herman Melville is 200, but 'Moby-Dick' is very 2019 (opinion) - CNN

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