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Heidelberg football star had served with JFK

November 11, 2013
By Doug Collar - Columnist , The Advertiser-Tribune

Tiffinites reading the 1961 book or watching the 1963 film version of PT-109, the story of President John F. Kennedy's war experiences, probably had no idea one of the principal characters in the saga had a strong Tiffin connection as a star football player at Heidelberg College. Lt. J.G. Leonard Thom was executive officer of PT-109 and one of JFK's most respected friends.

 
 

 

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