Courage. Honor. Sacrifice. These values guided John F. Kennedy through his life in the military and political office, said Ted Robinson, who served in the Navy alongside Kennedy during World War II. Robinson spoke before the Lodi Rotary on Thursday afternoon and shared anecdotes and stories about one of the country's most popular leaders of the 20th century.
He was a radar officer and helplessly watched as Kennedy's PT-109 was rammed by a Japanese Destroyer during World War II. He was one of 12 men involved in Kennedy's rescue, and after Robinson's boat was sunk a month later the two shared a room in a dilapidated house as they rehabilitated from their injuries.
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