JULY 16, 2012
JFK JR. DIED IN PLANE CRASH 13 YEARS AGO!
Knoxville, Tennessee (JFK+50) 13 years ago today, John F. Kennedy, Jr., the son of President & Mrs. John F. Kennedy, was killed in a plane crash along with his wife, Carolyn Bessette, & sister-in-law, Lauren Bessette.
JFK Jr. was at the controls of his Piper Saratoga II when the private airplane went down off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
The wreckage of the aircraft along with the bodies were found on the afternoon of July 21, 1999. The bodies were cremated & the ashes scattered from the deck of the USS Briscoe off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard.
JFK Jr. was born on November 25, 1960. He was a graduate of Brown University in 1983 where he received his Bachelor’s degree in history.
In 1988, JFK Jr. was named “the sexiest man alive” by People’s Magazine.
A year later he earned his law degree from the New York School of Law & passed the bar exam in July of 1990.
Mr. Kennedy served as a prosecutor in Manhattan for 4 years.
JFK Jr. married Carolyn Bessette on September 21, 1996.
In a memorial service held on July 23, 1999, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, John Jr.’s “Uncle Teddy” said:
“We dared to think….that this John Kennedy would live to comb gray hair, with his beloved Carolyn by his side, but like his father, he had every gift but length of years.”