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  • Larry Lozon
    I have just received this BREAKING NEWS about Don Beale the Commander of the British Brigade (REV). I feel that it is relevant to this 1812 list as we are in
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2001
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      I have just received this BREAKING NEWS
      about Don Beale the Commander of the British
      Brigade (REV).

      I feel that it is relevant to this 1812 list as we are
      in conversation of the Bar and the BB.



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Don F. Beale <lancer16@...>
      To: <BrigadeAmRev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 7:02 AM
      Subject: Re: [BrigadeAmRev] Brigadier Beale and Ensign Otis



      ----- Original Message -----
      From: paul r ackermann <p.ackermann@...>
      To: <brigadeamrev@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 9:55 PM
      Subject: [BrigadeAmRev] Brigadier Beale and Ensign Otis


      Dear fellow members:

      I am writing to you tonight to inform you that British Brigade Brigadier
      and BAR member Don Beale underwent a Kindey transplant this morning.
      He asked me to forward the following message:

      > > Brigadier Ackermann
      > > Brigade of the American Revolution
      > >
      > > Paul,
      > > As you know my current transplanted kidney has been failing since last
      > > Spring. This condition was going to curtail if not end my career with
      > > the avocation. As a matter of fact I had expected The Burning of
      > > Kingston to have been my final event.
      > >
      > > Something happened, however, that has changed this expectation. Ensign
      > > Sean Otis of Butler's Rangers, upon hearing of my problem offered to
      >> give up a kidney to help me out. He is very self-effacing about his very
      > > giving act and is looking for nothing. I have been through an operation
      > > like this before and know what I am getting into and accept the risks
      > > and discomfort because I have limited choices. He, on the other hand, >> does not have to do this but has offered to do so anyway. He will >> always be honoured by my family and friends for this deed and I think the >> members of the Brigade should know what kind of young man they have >> in their midst.
      > >
      > > Yours faithfully,
      > > Don Beale
      > >
      > >
      > > Don and I talked of his illness and pending surgury for the better part
      > > of a year and his condition had deteriorated significantly over the past
      > > months. Sean's selfless sacrifice should help bring the situtaion to a
      > > close for Don. Sean, on the other had, is only just beginning to know
      > > the pain and issues of giving a gift of life. Don, Hella, Fred Deagostino, > > Andrea and I had dinner the other night with Sean and his mom's.
      > > Everyone was in good spirits.
      > >
      > > Please keep our friends in your thoughts and prayers. I know of several
      > > members of our BAR family currently undergoing serious medical
      > > treatments and I know we all wish them the very best in overcoming the
      > > difficult circumstances.
      > >
      > > Please send cards and well wishes to Don and Sean at their home
      > > addresses or by e-mail. I am sure both of them will have time to read every > >word.
      > >
      > > Don Beale
      > > 62 Lower James St
      > > Rosendale, NY 12472
      > > Lancer16@...
      > >
      > > Sean Otis
      > > PO Box 331
      > > Pine Bush, NY 12566-0331
      > > Freyco@...
      > >
      > > I will post the hospital address and an update as soon as I hear.
      > >
      > > Sincerely,
      > > Paul Ackermann
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > The Brigade of the American Revolution, dedicated to recreating the life
      > > and times of the common soldiers of the War for Independence, 1775-1783.
      > > www.brigade.org 1-888-GO REV WAR
      > >
      > > _____________________________
      > > Recreating the life and times of the
      > > common soldier of the American Revolution,
      > > 1775-1783.
      > > http://www.brigade.org/
      > >
      > > ***********************
      > >
      > > The views expressed on this list are the opinions of the authors and do
      > not necessarily represent the policies or practices of the Brigade of the
      > American Revolution, its Officers or its Board of Directors.
      > >
      > > ***********************



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