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Remembering JFK: 50 Years Later

JFK, the name conjures the days of Camelot. Relive the life of America’s youngest elected president and see the worldwide memorials that followed John F. Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago.

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JFK Island

This small island, in the Pacific Ocean, is the area where the 26-year-old JFK aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. Colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island, the tiny tropical island was later named JFK Island in honor of JFK’s heroism that day in 1943.

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