How I dread it comes down to going through records trying to find some court action in the case of the severe injury action in which the person of interest was involved. Cal/OSHA purged all documents. Security training academies refuse to respond to me.
I’ve been through this before with other topics. The deep basements full of boxes. Somewhere you are sure that you will find the lost Ark of the Covenant. Then if found (not the ark!), you have to hope that there was some handwritten statement. Some handwritten note. Something that got copied. Short of that it is finding a yearbook from High School or some other arcane application.
The only other chance is military. But so far no response, and the death certificate may be accurate where it states he never served. Interestingly, my first request was mislabeled by myself and went not to the personnel records center in St. Louis but to Washington and the National Archives. They passed it around departments. I’ve gotten more than one response stating they can’t find any military records or pictures (not surprising), but I’ve never gotten gratuitous replies from more than one department. When it comes to something like this everybody seems happy to help. That’s the one good thing.
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Since 1990 Gian J. Quasar has investigated a broad range of mysterious subjects, from strange disappearances to serial murders, earning in that time the unique distinction of being likened to “the real life Kolchak.” However, he is much more at home with being called The Quester. “He’s bloody eccentric, an historian with no qualifications who sticks his nose into affairs and gets results.” He is the author of several books, one of which inspired a Resolution in Congress.