Festival of Books
Everything you need to know about the Festival of Books

Topics

John F. Kennedy
Michael Kohn visits grandfather's grave at Arlington National Cemetery
Michael Kohn visits grandfather's grave at Arlington National Cemetery

WASHINGTON — It was an emotional visit to Arlington National Cemetery Monday for Michael Kohn, and not just because the Angels reliever saw the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the eternal flame at John F. Kennedy’s grave and the thousands of headstones of deceased veterans dating back to the Civil War. In Section 59 of the cemetery is the grave site of the pitcher’s grandfather, Rudy Kohn, a three-star Navy admiral who served in Vietnam and rose to become the head of the North Pacific Fleet. Rudy died of cancer at age 71 in 2010, and Monday marked the first time Kohn had seen his grave. “His funeral was right when I got called up to the big leagues for the first...

Loading