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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 09:48 AM

8. JFK was the exact opposite of Cadet Bone Spurs.

His Addison's disease and related health issues gave him an absolute out to military service if he wanted.

Instead of finding a doctor to write him a medical pass, he went doctor shopping for one to say he COULD serve, and then enlisted. He then insisted on a front line post, when his father's money and influence could have landed him a desk job during the duration.

His older brother also served, and died in a mission over occupied France.

And this photo was taken while Kennedy was suffering intense back pain after over-exerting himself in another public ceremony. Even so, he managed to pay his respects.

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