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As a teenager growing up in Great Bend, Bob Roberson was inspired by a quote from then-President John F. Kennedy — "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."Five years after Kennedy's speech, Roberson enlisted in the Army. He graduated from high school and entered military service in August 1966.With three older brothers in the military, the teenager was eager to take his turn."I guess I'd seen too many John Wayne movies, so I was gung ho," [Read More]
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In a roundabout way, Elena Andalis and Dianne Hange owe their friendship to President John F. Kennedy. It was through Kennedy's 1961 establishment of the Peace Corps that a few of its first workers were sent to Bulusan, Sorsogan, a small city in the Philippines where Andalis was in third grade. Those workers tried to get Andalis' class interested in becoming pen pals with American students. To help mitigate the language barrier, she said, "the Peace Corps worker put (the... [Read More]
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KENNEDY AND KING: THE PRESIDENT, THE PASTOR, AND THE BATTLE OVER CIVIL RIGHTS By Steven Levingston Hachette, $28, 528 pages There are many biographies of President John F. Kennedy. There are many biographies of his contemporary politician and activist, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. There are many, many histories ... [Read More]
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New this fall, these reads offer a peek at the lives of kings and queens, a world leader and the nice guy next door. (Harper) by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, Sept. 25 Trace the roots of the style, class and beauty Jackie Kennedy embodied long before she became President John F. Kennedy's first lady. (Abrams) [Read More]
Question: About 10 years ago, a friend who collected President John F. Kennedy items gave me two ceramic figurines from her collection. Each about 5¾ inches high, they represent John... [Read More]
People who saw President John F. Kennedy when he made a campaign stop in Fargo in 1960 will never forget it. One of them is Ray Svobodny. [Read More]
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INFORUM People who saw President John F. Kennedy when he made a campaign stop in Fargo in 1960 will never forget it. One of them is Ray Svobodny. [Read More]
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On Oct. 10, 1961, former President John F. Kennedy authorized the building of a 500-bed veterans hospital. It would sit near UF on 31 acres. Then, on Oct. 22, 1967,... [Read More]
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A speculative question about God's being black originated with one of the Kennedys, but it wasn't President John F. Kennedy. [Read More]
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