John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States and the youngest president ever elected. Tragically, he was assassinated in his third year as president. Although John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency were short, his legacy is long.
JFK was a war hero. In 1941, he volunteered to join the U.S. military. After Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese fighter planes, the United States declared war on Japan and Germany. In the Navy, JFK commanded patrol torpedo boats. Stationed in the Solomon Islands, JFK’s boat, PT-109, came under attack.