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Item 441 - PT-109: Kohei Hanami Catalog 589 (Aug 2020)

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Commander of the Amagiri, a Fubuki-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy that rammed the PT-109 commanded by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy. Rare FDC with a cachet honoring a White House dinner hosted by President Kennedy for 49 Nobel Prize winners in 1962, signed in black ballpoint by Kohei Hanami. In fine condition. Years after the Amagiri cut Kennedy's patrol boat in two, Hanami sent the prospective senator a gracious letter of support in 1952: 'I am firmly convinced that a person who practice tolerance to your former enemy like you, if elected to the high office in your country, would no doubt contribute not only to the promotion of genuine friendship between Japan and the United States, but also the establishment of a universal peace.' Encapsulated in a plastic PSA/DNA authentication holder.

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