Thursday, September 26, 2013

JFK at Guadalcanal - Tuesday, October 1st

 

"JFK at Guadalcanal” by Greg Grund
At SRAC – 345 Broad Street, Waverly, NY
6:30 – 7:30pm, Tuesday,  October 1st. 2013


(WAVERLY, NY) "JFK at Guadalcanal" will be presented by Greg Grund at the Susquehanna River Archaeological Center at 345 Broad Street in Waverly, NY on Tuesday October 1st, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Lieutenant John F. Kennedy's encounter with a Japanese destroyer on the night of August 1, 1943, may be the most famous small-craft engagement in naval history, and it was an unmitigated disaster. At a later date, when asked to explain how he had come to be a hero, Kennedy replied laconically, "It was involuntary. They sank my boat."

The Grunds embarked on their incredible journey and actually found out the 2 natives were still alive and subsequently made it a point to visit them and thank them for their services during WWII. This presentation includes slides and video of the Grunds meeting with Biuku and Eroni and stepping foot on the 2 islands that the PT-109 crew swam to after their ship sunk. as well as Rendova , the island were JFKs PT boat was based out of. This presentation promises to be insightful to even those who have followed this incredible part of WWII history as the Grunds claim that the natives told them things about the rescue that have never been written in any history books. Visitors are invited to come early as there is limited seating for this event, and to take time to visit

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