USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CVN-79) will be the second in the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers.
John F. Kennedy entered the Navy in October 1941. Serving in the Pacific on a ship known as PT 109, he was in command on Aug. 2,1943, when the ship was struck by an enemy vessel and split in half. JFK led the crew to to safety over the next six days and later received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal and a Purple Heart.
"Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."