11-11-2008, 06:45 PM #16
Just wanted to post regarding a reply from the Denver Chamber of Commerce - basically the person looked thru info they had available to them and could find nothing regarding Arthur Treacher's Fish & Chips (I included all of Benjaman's restaurant memories but in an effort to not inundate someone I narrowed my questioning down to the restaurant that had grabbed my attention, in hope that it would make it easier for the person to want to help me and reply.)
She did, however, point me in the direction of the Colorado Secretary of State - which I had not thought of the other day! I sent out an email to their businesses division this afternoon. Again, I included all of the restaurant memories in case someone over there felt encouraged to go further for information. I will post again regarding any replies with whatever I hear back.
On the point of legal advocates, senators, congresspeople... in my enthusiasm the other day I apparently sent an email to a senator that actually is not for Benjaman's district. So far, would you believe it, that senator is the only one to have replied! (To let me know I was a) likely in error in emailing him, b) that he was on his way out of office but if still needed he could put me in touch with who will be taking his place.) It dawned on me after I had sent the round of emails that this was probably the *wrongest* time of year for this but....
So, that's where I'm at with this.
12-19-2008, 10:09 AM #17
Letter to GA Senators looking for assistance
Hi, guys-in the continuing quest to obtain legal ID for Mr. Kyle, I sent off a letter to some Senators that represent Savannah:
I volunteer for an organization that advocates for the families of the missing, as well as for unidentified individuals across the country. I have worked closely with the xxxx as well as the xxxxx office just to give you a sense of my credentials in your area.
For the last sixteen months, I have been working on behalf of Mr. Benjaman Kyle, an amnesia victim who was discovered beaten and unconscious behind the old Burger King in Richmond Hill, GA in 2004. When Mr. Kyle recovered consciousness, he was blind and unable to recall his name or his home. He felt certain that the name Benjaman had meaning for him and he picked Kyle in reference to the "BK" where he was found. First responders to the scene assumed that Mr. Kyle was a homeless bum who had been rolled, so there was no formal investigation done by Richmond Hill to see if the dumpster contained any possessions, if nearby hotels were missing any guests, or if there were any abandoned vehicles near by. Eight months after he was discovered, Mr. Kyle's sight was restored by doctors kind enough to donate their services to him-his first thought when he looked at himself in the mirror was that he had lost 20 years.
Fast forward to 2008-Mr. Kyle has been the subject of a number of stories in the media; most recently he was a guest on the Dr. Phil Show. His case is being handled by Bill Kirkconnell of the FBI-his fingerprints have been run through civilian and military databases, his DNA is in CODIS and the MtDNA data bases and it seems clear that he is not public enemy number one. He languishes, however, on your very doorstep, without a means to obtain gainful employment, a driver's license, or even to obtain proper medical care. xxxxxxxxxxxx. This man is otherwise healthy, extremely intelligent but totally dependent in this post 9-11 world simply because he does not have an SSN or proper ID.
This is where I am hoping the two of you can come into play-it may be years before Mr. Kyle's memory is restored. In the meantime it is essential that he be able to do for himself-he has stacks of documents proving the veracity of his story and his situation. He has been offered the opportunity to renounce his citizenship and become an illegal alien so he can collect benefits-2 minutes with him will demonstrate to you why this proud American refuses to do so. He is not malingering. He needs legal identification-the laws contain loopholes that provide for the issuance of a social security number using medical documentation when birth certificates are unavailable-although this is more commonly used for children, there is no reason that this cannot be done for Mr. Kyle.
Mr. Kyle needs and deserves an advocate to negotiate a means of obtaining a temporary number so he can work and give back to those who have given him so much. It is well within your powers to make this happen for him, and it is the right thing to do. I will include links to media as well as contact information for Bill Kirkconnell of the FBI-I look forward to receiving a response!!!
http://www.doenetwork.org/ DoeNetwork number 1007UMGA
http://www.drphil.com/shows/show/1146 October 16, 2008 airdate, titled "Who Am I?"
You can reach Bill Kirkconnell at: 912-232-3716
Thank you for your time and attention.
If this letter has any value to any of you for your own correspondence, feel free to use all or parts of it.email me
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