Kennedy was banned from entering the army, but far be it from him to allow anything to stop him. So, he had his dad pull some strings and he got into the navy. He eventually became a lieutenant in the navy. Today, he has an aircraft carrier named after him.
The USS John F Kennedy can launch 80 planes and can single-handedly win a war with most countries around the world. While serving a skipper of the PT-109 in 1943, his boat was ripped in two by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri. Kennedy and his crew were tossed overboard into the water and were surrounded by flames.
Even though Kennedy had a chronic back injury that caused him a lot of pain, he managed to swim four hours to safety while towing an injured crewman by the life jacket strap in his teeth.