Unlike other presidents, Kennedy was the first president to earn a Pulitzer Prize and a Purple Heart. In 1957, JFK wrote "Profiles of Courage, a book about U.S. senators who risked their careers for their personal beliefs and won a Pulitzer Prize. Kennedy also received a Purple Heart for his courageous actions, rescuing three men in his crew from a destroyed boat rammed by a Japanese destroyer.

[via History]

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