|Governor takes one for the Chief|
President John Kennedy saw action in WWII as a member of the U.S. Navy so he’s no stranger to military snafu’s. Here’s a classic coffee moment June 6, 1963 aboard an event on the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk. The Commander in Chief was guest of honor at a Navy fleet review off the coast of San Diego.
In the photo, JFK is holding a cigar and coffee while deciding just how hard he should chuckle.
Why is the President laughing?
Seconds before the image was snapped a Navy steward serving coffee to the VIPs spilled the tray on then Governor Pat Brown, who was seated next to the President.
Caption: To Pat: "It only hurts when you laugh..." --JFK.
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