Two Suerdieck cigars from John F. Kennedy's personal collection. The side of one of the cigars is emblazoned with "John F. Kennedy." The other is labeled "Pierre Salinger" on the red and gold band wrapped around the cigar as thanks for the large order placed by the Press Secretary for the President. While intended for Salinger, this cigar ended up in JFK's collection.
These items come directly from the Hirschy family. Lieutenant Hirschy was Supply and Logistics Officer for the Military Aides to the President and Officer-in-Charge of the Navy Mess in the White House during both the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. His duties also included taking care of the President’s needs on overseas trips, aboard the presidential yachts and at Camp David. Lt. Hirschy served in the White House from May 1, 1961 through May 31, 1965.