Why did John F. Kennedy receive the last rites of the Roman Catholic Church in 1954?
#97026. Asked by BRY2K. (Jun 27 08 4:27 AM)
A 20-Year History of Back Pain
Kennedy had endured more than 20 years of back pain. The causes were multiple, such as a car accident; a football injury; and most famously, the sinking of his boat, PT-109. during World War II. His condition was exacerbated by Addison's disease.
Twice, in 1954 and 1955, Kennedy had been so close to death from infections after back surgeries that a priest had been called in to perform the last rites.
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