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The family gathered ay Hyannis Port in 1944 with Jack’s navy buddies Jim Reed, Len Thom, Barney Ross and Red Fay (and their wives). One of the last pics of the family still intact. Joe Jr., incidently, is obscured by Red Fay’s hand at the left.

The family gathered ay Hyannis Port in 1944 with Jack’s navy buddies Jim Reed, Len Thom, Barney Ross and Red Fay (and their wives). One of the last pics of the family still intact. Joe Jr., incidently, is obscured by Red Fay’s hand at the left.

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Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr. July 25, 1915 - August 12, 1944“My brother Joe, sort of took me under his wing. He was 17 years older then I was. He’s still the earliest memory of sort of an older figure. He’d been a great hero of mine. He was the one that taught me how to swim. He was the one that taught me how to sail on Cape Cod. He loved the sea and he always seemed to be available to spend time with. He volunteered for the war December 8th. In this house I heard my brother Joe was lost. It was on a summer day, mid-August and I remember even though I was very young at that time. The priest came in, talked to my parents and they came down and visited with us. Devastating blow to both of my parents.”
~ Ted Kennedy about his eldest brother

Joseph Patrick Kennedy, Jr.

July 25, 1915 - August 12, 1944

“My brother Joe, sort of took me under his wing. He was 17 years older then I was. He’s still the earliest memory of sort of an older figure. He’d been a great hero of mine. He was the one that taught me how to swim. He was the one that taught me how to sail on Cape Cod. He loved the sea and he always seemed to be available to spend time with. He volunteered for the war December 8th. In this house I heard my brother Joe was lost. It was on a summer day, mid-August and I remember even though I was very young at that time. The priest came in, talked to my parents and they came down and visited with us. Devastating blow to both of my parents.”

~ Ted Kennedy about his eldest brother

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