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Reliving Old Memories
Courtesy John F. Kennedy Library

Following John F. Kennedy's election as President, he met in the oval office with a key player in the PT 109 saga, Arthur Reginald Evans. Evans, a coastwatcher and Lieutenant in the Australian Navy, witnessed a fireball in Blackett Strait about the time of the nighttime collision between Kennedy's boat and the Japanese destroyer. He became instrumental in the rescue of Kennedy and his men.






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