Politics & Government

April 21, 2010

JFK's cane from World War II finds its way to Smithsonian

For years, Ted Robinson kept the ironwood cane hidden under his bed. On Wednesday, it became a historical artifact when the 91-year-old Robinson donated it to the Smithsonian. The cane belonged to one of Robinson's Navy colleagues, John F. Kennedy, who used it while he was recovering from a back injury he suffered in a military accident in August 1943.

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