Rest in peace, Pete Seeger. You touched a lot of hearts and changed a lot of lives...
6 months ago David was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
His battle is over.
"I didn't think it would end this way."
"End? No, the journey doesn't end here.
Death is just another path, one that we all must take.
The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and
all turns to silver glass, and then you see it."
"What? See what?"
"White shores, and beyond,
a far green country under a swift sunrise."
"Well, that isn't so bad."
"No, No , it isn't."
Excerpt from the film "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
Wondered why I felt no lose with his passing then I realized I was happy.
Happy someone who changed the world got to live a long meaningful life. In my generation that means a lot!
Thank you God for the gift of Nelson Mandela. May he R.I.P.
A giant luminary of nonviolence takes his peace.
Lay you down, my dear brother.
It was the tix in his pocket and the red space your face 95' tour T he was wearing is why he is known as grateful fan/Doe. June 24 & 25 1995 at the Rfk stadium in Washington, D.C., The new event page on FB is trying to get as many ppl to post everywhere (not just FB) in hopes someone will recognize him. That is why it has the long name of "1995 Grateful dead fans @Rfk stadium Were you there??? Plz join". If someone here knows anything and not on FB plz contact me. Wish I could post pics here. They found the guy he got his tix from. He came with 20 tix and doesn't remember who he sold/gave them to. Some of us remember this when it happened and 18 yrs is too long. We don't want him to fade away.
they were GDTS tickets. If they were, maybe they could be traced back through their numbers. Though I doubt I am the first person to think of this in 18 years.
I hope they figure this out, it really is too long for this to go unresolved...
Thank you Anna rRxia. 200 people tested and excluded for him, He is one of many so I don't think finger prints are the answer. Not everyone have not walked right and been finger printed. There are young ppl with not much of a family left or more often unfortunately families do disown there own members. As freaks we all know this too well. His family is trying to find him and they are us. only deadheads can figure out how to accomplish anything with not much. ;)
A noble cause you are on as well as other deadheads. I'll do what I can but this sure does look like a cold trail. If the note found in his pocket had a phone number without an area code it sounds like the authorities didn't do the basic work of calling the # with all area codes. That is very sad!
One has to wonder why his family didn't make more of an effort to find him? He was ejected from a vehicle so his fingerprints were intact, therefore his fingerprints were not on file anywhere. I don't know with the consolidation of data bases if efforts are being made to recheck his fingerprint record on a regular basis. My feeling is that "the authorities" find this case long closed and aren't doing a thing other than maintaining a record locator just in case.
My predilection in such cases is to think spiritually about this fella. I have to believe after 18+ years his soul should have moved on. It would be horrible to think he was a ghost hanging around that death place still, as some people might think happens to people who die suddenly and won't let go of their body...
It is still possible to catch a break in this case, stranger things have happened.
1,2,3,4,5,6,7; All good deadheads go to heaven!
Unfortunate here you have to copy and paste. If that doesn't work then just google Grateful Doe for pictures etc. There are many sites with the same info.
Sorry my synapse is having problems with my synopsis. (This bear just wants to hibernate) and I did manage to get it mixed up.
I mentioned Facebook because that is why I am here posting. A deadhead sister Lesha Johanneck has started a new campaign there with an event page to have everyone share about Grateful Doe across the globe and the internet in hopes someone will recognize him so he can rest in peace.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE ON FACEBOOK TO HELP! Just share, share, share!
IF you are on facebook look up "1995 Grateful dead fans @Rfk stadium Were you there??? Plz join".
Here is full information from findagrave.com:
Jason "Grateful Dead Fan" Doe
Death: Jun. 26, 1995
I challenge anyone who reads this to please pass this information onto a friend or even a couple of friends. If you have the time please contact media in your area and ask them to run my story. I really am tired of this long journey that I have been on and would like to go home....
If you have any information that may help identify me PLEASE contact The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Medicolegal Death Investigator 1-800-447-1706. My agency case # is 123526
My alias for the last 15 years has been Jason Doe AKA Grateful Dead Fan. I was given the name Jason because of a note found in my pocket and because of the tie-dye Grateful Dead t-shirt I was wearing.
It really would be nice to have my real name back again.
I died in a horrible car accident in Emporia, Greensville County, Virginia on Monday, June 26, 1995 around 1:30 PM. I died along with the driver of the van. The driver, Michael Eric Hager fell asleep at the wheel, the van left the road & hit some trees. Neither the driver or I was wearing seat belts. I first hit the windshield and then hit the trees. Both the driver and I were ejected from the van. We both died instantly. Michael was identified quickly. He had his ID on him, as well as the vehicle registation. Michael's family did not recognize me, they suspected that I was hitch hiking that day and Michael picked me up to give me a ride somewhere.
I had just been to a couple of Grateful Dead shows the weekend before (June 24th & June 25th)the accident at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. I still had the 2 ticket stubs in my pockets when they found me.
They also found a note in my pocket that said "Jason, Sorry we had to go, see ya around, call me #914 prefix with an arrow pointing to Caroline T.'s name. ----> Caroline T. + Caroline O. Bye!!!!" There is also a cute little drawn picture of Jerry Garcia on the note. I wonder where these girls are and if they remember me??
The only other things I had with me are 4 quarters and a yellow disposable lighter.
I was wearing a red tie dye t-shirt that was from the Grateful Dead 1995 Summer Tour. I had on a pair of light blue 505 Levi jeans size 33x32, size 11 1/2 blue or black FILA athletic shoes, white athletic socks, beaded necklace, a macrame necklace.
My Vital Stats:
Hair Color: Light Brown/Dark Blonde/Dyed Red
Eye Color: Brown
Identifying Marks: I have a small homemade 5 point star tattoo on my left arm.
Piercings: My left ear is pierced. I was not wearing an earring when they found me.
Here is an article about my death: http://docs.google.com/View?id=dcbh2vh8_130gbt45khd
To read more about my story you can visit me at Websleuths: http://www.websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=172
My info on NamUs.gov: https://identifyus.org/cases/6095
Created by: LoveToHelp
Record added: May 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52954852
Links don't work. It would be good if you could put together a brief synopsis of what the scenario was for those of us who don't do Facebook.