American Experience

JFK and Military Service: The Rescue

Clip: Season 1 | 2m 40s

On a starless night in August 1943, a Japanese destroyer split Kennedy's PT-109 boat in half. The crew had been left for dead, but the future president felt it was his duty to get his men to safety -- and he was going to spare no effort to do so.

Aired: 11/11/13

Rating: NR

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