TIL that Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana, the two men who saved JFK in the Pacific, were invited to his inauguration in 1961. They were then duped by British colonials officials who sent other representatives instead.

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biuku_Gasa_and_Eroni_Kumana

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  1. “Another version of the story is that they were turned back by British officials at the airport due to not speaking English.”

    I like to think this was the more realistic version of events. I have a hard time believing any British officers gave a crap who went to the US president inauguration.

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