Kennedy, Robert Francis, S2c

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Last Rank
Seaman Second Class
Last Primary NEC
Last Rating/NEC Group
Primary Unit
1945-1946, RD-0000, USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850)
Service Years
1943 - 1946
Seaman Second Class

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Kennedy, Robert Francis (Bobby), S2c.
Contact Info
Home Town
Brookline, MA
Last Address
Boston MA

Date of Passing
Jun 06, 1968
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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WW II Honorable Discharge Pin

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 Duty Stations
School Assignments - StaffUSS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850)
  1943-1946, RD-0000, V-12 Navy College Training Program
  1945-1946, RD-0000, USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850)
 Colleges Attended 
Harvard UniversityUniversity of Virginia
  1944-1948, Harvard University
  1948-1951, University of Virginia
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Apr 21, 2013, General Photos12
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Last Known Activity
A Life of Public Service:
In 1960he helped his brother, John F. Kennedy become president. After the election, he was appointed U.S. attorney genera (1961-1964)l . As attorney general he stood up to bullies, whether they were in government, law enforcement or on the streets. He fought organized crime and stood up for African- Americans, helping them exercise their right to vote, attend integrated schools and use all public facilities.

New York's Senator:
In 1963 his brother, President Kennedy, was killed. Soon he resigned as attorney general and, in 1964, ran successfully for the United States Senate from New York. He created programs for underprivileged children and students with disabilities in New York state. Kennedy loved children. He and his wife Ethel had 11 children who would often visit him at work. He worked to make sure all children could obtain a good education, a decent place to live and enough food to eat. He also loved dogs, even bringing them with him to work in the U.S. Justice Department, the U.S. Senate and later on the campaign trail as he ran for President. 

Running for President
In 1968, he ran for U.S. president. His candidacy inspired thousands of young people across the country to get involved in politics and brought together people of many different races. Sadly, after a campaign event June 5, 1968, in Los Angeles, Calif., Robert Kennedy was Assinated. 
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Robert F Kennedy in the US Navy (WWII)
Six weeks before his eighteenth birthday, Kennedy enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve as an apprentice seaman, released from active duty until March 1944 when he left Milton Academy early to report to the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His V-12 training was at Harvard (March–November 1944); Bates College in Lewiston, Maine (November 1944 – June 1945); and Harvard (June 1945 – January 1946). On December 15, 1945, the U.S. Navy commissioned the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., and shortly thereafter granted Kennedy's request to be released from naval-officer training to serve starting on February 1, 1946, as an apprentice seaman on the ship's shakedown cruise in the Caribbean. On May 30, 1946, he received his honorable discharge from the Navy.
In September 1946, Kennedy entered Harvard as a junior, having received credit for his two and a half years in the V-12 program.
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