U.S. Air Force Phantom pilot from Pyrites honored in Hermon
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:43 am

Amanda Ames of Potsdam ‘adopted’ POW/MIA Capt. Kenneth Frank Backus of Pyrites, a U.S. Air Force Phantom pilot who has been missing in action in Vietnam since May 22, 1967. Ames left flowers at the marker for him in the Hermon Cemetery. She took this photo, and has built a web page memorializing him at