Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. was born on July 25, 1915 and the oldest child of Joseph Sr. and Rose Kennedy. He attended the Choate School in Connecticut and the London School of Economics before finally entering Harvard, graduating cum laude in 1938. In 1942, he dropped out of law school to join the Navy, hoping to become a pilot. In 1943 and 1944, he flew many missions in a PB4Y-1 Liberator (the Navy's version of the B-24 Liberator) and completing two full tours of duty. Finally eligible for duty in the States at this point, he volunteered for a secret mission: operating some of the very first mil...
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...'s last surviving daughter, Caroline assumed office November 12, 2013 as the United States Ambassador to the Japan Incumbent.
While there have been a rather long series of unfortunate events in this family, there have been times where the Kennedy family was able to escape peril, such as Senator Edward M. Kennedy escaping a plane crash in 1964. However, the crash claimed its victim in Edward Kennedy's aide, Edward Moss. Five years later, Edward M. Kennedy drove home from a party on Massachusetts' Chappaquiddick Island, another aide, Mary Jo Kopechine, was in the car with him died in the accident. Though, Edward's legacy didn't end happily, Edward's son we know as Ted lost his right leg due to osteosarcoma. His other son, Patrick, a teenager at the time undergoes treatment for his cocaine addiction in 1986. Ted Kennedy was also diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
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