In August 1943, John F. Kennedy and his Navy crewmen were stranded on a Pacific island, after their PT was sunk.
They came across two islanders, Eroni Kumana and Biuka Gasa, who were among the allied scouts who helped keep watch on the Japanese.
Because they didn't speak English, Kennedy carved a message on a coconut, and the scouts risked their own lives to deliver it – making it possible for JFK and his crew to be rescued.
Eroni Kumana died last week at the age of 93.
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