PT 109 sailor honored at Agawam veterans' cemetery 73 years after Japanese destroyer split his boat in half

Frank Andruss, a Feeding Hills resident, was instrumental in organizing a ceremony for Andrew Jackson Kirksey, one of two U.S. Navy sailors killed when their PT boat was rammed by an enemy ship during World War II. Watch video

AGAWAM — "Andrew Jackson Kirksey never had a chance to come home, never had a chance to start a family, and he was never found," Frank J. Andruss said Tuesday, referring to the famous PT 109 incident that...

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