JFK life

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy
Personal tragedies

Behind the glamour, the Kennedys experienced many personal tragedies.
Jackie had a miscarriage in 1955 and a stillbirth in 1956.
A son, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, died shortly after birth in August 1963. They had two children who survived infancy.
One of the fundamental aspects of the Kennedy family is a tragic strain which has run through the family, due to the violent and untimely deaths of many of its members.
Jack's elder brother, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., died in World War II at the age of 29. It was Joe Jr. who was originally to carry the family's hopes for the Presidency.
Then both Jack himself, and his brother Bobby died due to assassinations.
Ted had brushes with death, the first in a plane crash in 1964 and the second due to a car accident in 1969 known as the Chappaquiddick incident. Ted died at age 77, on August 25, 2009, from the effects of a malignant brain tumor.
Caroline Bouvier Kennedy was born in 1957 and is the only surviving member of JFK's immediate family.
John F. Kennedy, Jr., was born in 1960, just a few weeks after his father was elected. John Jr. died in 1999, when the small plane he was piloting crashed en route to Martha's Vineyard, killing him, his wife, Carolyn Bessette, and his sister-in-law.

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