Man honored for saving JFK 64 years later





A Pacific islander who saved the life of John F Kennedy during the Second World War has been recognised for his bravery - 64 years later.

Kennedy was a US navy lieutenant when the motor torpedo boat he commanded was inadvertently rammed and cut in two by a Japanese destroyer one night in the Solomon Islands in 1943.

[Aaron Kumana was one of two "natives" who helped Kennedy send a message on a coconut about the sinking of his vessel.]


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