Mailing List:2006-09-28 13, Re: comments on Pension files, by Kenneth Whitney

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From: "Ken Whitney" <ken.whitney -at- comcast.net> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] comments on Pension files Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 21:19:27 -0400 References: <006801c6e23f$135173c0$326d6c58@D9SGN12J><004e01c6e293$7a7c3c70$6500a8c0@Whitneycomp><CEE673F7-4E9A-11DB-B1BD-000A95CEA894@vcn.com> Rose, Thank you for your kind support. My son was also injured in the service and discharged. He was in the Marine Corps and told after training he would be headed for Iraq. He also will suffer a permanent disability, but is proud of his attempt at his lifelong dream to be a Marine. He experienced what one of my soldiers in one of my abstracts so eloquently stated. He'd rather be with the boys than in a hospital somewhere. The sense of the comradery that soldiers experience does not always come out in these files, but I am glad that I got to experience it in that particular file. I wish your son only the best, and thank him for his service to our great nation. Ken Whitney, Silver Spring, MD ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rose Zella Proctor" <rzellaproc31 -at- vcn.com> To: <whitney -at- rootsweb.com> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:41 PM Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] comments on Pension files > Thank you Ken Whitney. What you are doing is a very important part of > our family history and > is something that people like me who live in the wilds of Wyoming would > never be able access, > I am saving them as I am making a book for my children and including > those of interest to us. > I guess everyone sees things a little differently and thats ok. It is > still a free country because of > these Veterans and they are entitled to what they need, although they > often don't receive it. > I know a little off this first hand as I have a son who served in the > 82nd Airborne and also the 101st > Airborne. Paratrooper he was and to-day is handicapped because of > injuries. He served in the > Iranian Hostage rescue attempt, and also in Italy in the attempted > rescue of General Dosier who > was kidnapped by the Red Brigade among a couple and he is told ,but > those were Peace keeping > missions and not war. I agree with you and worry about the ones > returning from this war. > But as we (you) dig back in our family history we find things don't > change much. > I for one appreciate the hours you put into this family 'fun'. > Rose Zella Proctor > > On Sep 27, 2006, at 6:17 PM, Ken Whitney wrote: > >> John, >> >> Thank you for the encouragement. My work has connected me with >> some very >> good people as we join together to research their ancestry. I get as >> much >> joy from it as they do. I believe that joy will keep me at my pension >> files. >> I am a great believer in what was once proclaimed by a wise >> genealogist. He >> said that a person is never truly dead until his name is no longer >> spoken. I >> have done my best to keep the Whitneys of Maine as alive as I can. >> Ain't >> genealogy fun? >> >> Ken Whitney >> >> >> ----- Original Message ----- >> From: <john.whitney -at- tiscali.co.uk> >> To: <whitney -at- rootsweb.com> >> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 10:13 AM >> Subject: Re: [WHITNEY] comments on Pension files >> >> >>> Hello Ken, >>> >>>> I have a number of pension files left to be abstacted, and >>>> there are more to be obtained. If I have offended anyone, >>>> I apologise, and will cease and desist. I will leave it up >>>> to my fellow list members. Please let me know whether I >>>> should continue or desist. >>> >>> I was intending to send this to you only but I can't find your >>> personal >>> email address. >>> >>> You are one of the limited band of people in WRG who clearly devote a >>> large >>> part of their available time to researching sources and distributing >>> information in the hope that it may be of use and interest to some WRG >>> members in their research. >>> >>> I applaud and much appreciate these efforts, as I do for the others >>> whose >>> contributions we frequently read. I'm sure I speak for the majority >>> when >>> I >>> say that I have always assumed that rigor and care were your primary >>> considerations. It has never occurred to me that you had any >>> particular >>> opinions on the content of your extracts, except where you explicitly >>> choose >>> to comment. >>> >>> Don't be put off by the occasional email which implies the contrary. >>> Assume >>> it is due to a misinterpration of your intentions, and keep going as >>> long >>> as >>> you have the time and energy. >>> >>> Best regards >>> >>> John Whitney >>> Oxford, UK. >>> >>> >>> >>> ------------------------------- >>> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >>> WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >>> quotes in the subject and the body of the message >>> >> >> >> ------------------------------- >> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to >> WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the >> quotes in the subject and the body of the message >> > > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to > WHITNEY-request -at- rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the > quotes in the subject and the body of the message >


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