Wednesday, January 16, 2019

He Saved JFK's Life-- Part 5: "No Thanks. I Just Had A Coconut"


Off they went with William Liebenow in command.  They had to reach Kennedy as quickly as possible but travel slow enough so they wouldn't create a wake big enough to alert nearby Japanese ships of their presence.

John Hersey, who wrote the book "Hiroshima" wrote an article for the New Yorker in 1944 describing what happened next.  When they encountered, Kennedy shouted, "Where the hell you been?"

Liebenow yelled back, "We got some food for you."

Kennedy replied:  "No thanks.  I just had a coconut."

--GreGen

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