Patrick Bouvier Kennedy
was the infant son of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy
and President John F. Kennedy
. He was the third in a series of pregnancy losses or early infant deaths for the couple. Patrick was born August 7, 1963 and died less than 2 days later on August 9, 1963. He was born prematurely at 32/33 weeks gestation
at a time when treatment of premature infant
s was in its infancy
. Today, it is likely he would have been easily (relatively) treated and survived.
Patrick is buried in Arlington National Cemetery