Leader emerged from sinking of Kennedy's torpedo boat by Japanese destroyer

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Posted: Sunday, November 24, 2013 12:00 am

John W. Flores is a writer in Albuquerque, N.M. Born in Dallas, he is a former reporter for the Dallas Morning News, has written three biographies and is a veteran search-and-rescue crewman of the U.S. Coast Guard.

The young, skinny Navy officer walked along the dock at a South Pacific base and met his new crewmen for the first time as they stood on the sun-drenched deck of a nondescript, navy green torpedo boat.

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