Who is the only president to receive a Purple Heart?

Trivia Question: Who is the only president to receive a Purple Heart?

John F. Kennedy
George H. W. Bush
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Ulysses S. Grant

 

Answer: President John F. Kennedy is the only U.S. president to receive a Purple Heart. Kennedy, who served in the Navy during World War II, injured his back when a Japanese destroyer collided with his patrol torpedo boat near the Solomon Islands. As his boat sank, Kennedy refused to let his injury stop him from towing a badly burned crew member to safety. In what is perhaps the most enduring image of his heroism in the South Pacific, Kennedy swam with the man’s life jacket strap clenched between his teeth for four to five hours before reaching an island and bringing the man safely to shore.

The asnwer is: John F. Kennedy


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