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 Author  Topic: Just Received a Wonderful Artifact
Frank Andruss

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I thought I would share this with all of you as I am so very excited. Today I received a package in the mail and inside was an original Purple Heart Certificate for Andrew Jackson Kirksey, one of two Sailors killed on PT-109. I think my heart is still pounding. It was donated by Kirksey's son Jack, who in his letter thought that my PT BOAT EXHIBIT would be the perfect place to honor his Dad. I don't have to tell you how proud and honored I am to own this wonderful artifact. I now have Kirksey's original Torpedo School diploma, and the original Telegram to Kirksey's Wife saying that he was missing in action.

Frank


 photo AndrewJacksonKirkseyCertificate-01.jpg



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  TED WALTHER

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Frank;
Nice, you could also use in your exhibit, that photo of Ken Prescott, that shows PT 109, moored next to PT 61 at Searlesville, as I think that is Kirksey in the photo, preparing to clean the after turret .50 cals.
Take care,
TED
P.S. I still have not received the emails your talking about, the last I received from you was on the 13th, the last I sent you was on the 18th(PT 61 line drawing by Wayne Traxel), did you receive 4 emails I sent you last night as a test?


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Date is wrong! Still awesome.



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  TED WALTHER

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the date is wrong because Kirksey was listed as MIA. The Navy required 1 year missing in action, before declaration of death.


MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT TWO MUSTER ROLL 31AUG1943 Page 52

Take care,
TED


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  TED WALTHER

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oops sorry duplicate.:0(

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Frank Andruss

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Thanks so much Ted, I was trying to figure out why they listed this incorrect date on the Document. I am so glad I now understand the reason.


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