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John F. Kennedy, with cane in the Pacific, 1943, would later downplay his PT-109 role: "It was involuntary," he quipped. "They sank my boat." (Ted Robinson)

Remembering PT-109

A carved walking stick evokes ship commander John F. Kennedy's dramatic rescue at sea

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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer and author of the book Elegant Solutions.

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Owen Edwards is a freelance writer who previously wrote the "Object at Hand" column in Smithsonian magazine.

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