Thursday, August 12, 1943
JFK wrote a short note to his parents after spending a week recuperating from the PT 109 sinking.
This is just a short note to tell you that I am alive – and not kicking – in spite of any reports that you may happen to hear. It was believed otherwise for a few days – so reports or rumors may have gotten back to you. Fortunately they misjudged the durability of a Kennedy – am back at the base now- and am OK. As soon as possible I shall try to give you the whole story. Much love to you all Jack.
[127, p. 175]