Letters To The Editor

Each month, The Kentucky Explorer magazine receives literally scores of letters from our faithful readers. Whenever possible, we try to publish as many of them as possible in the 12 pages we have set aside for "Letters to the Editor."

Here are actual letters from our September 2004 issue:

Wants Info. On
Holland Brothers

Dear Editor:
I would like to hear from anyone who can provide any information about my two brothers who served in WWII. Perhaps, there is someone who served with them who is still alive and remembers them.
Glenn Thomas Holland (US Navy) was on the ship USS Howard Gilmore. His nickname became "Hawkeye." I would like to know why he was nicknamed "Hawkeye" and what happened to, or where the ship might be. Perhaps, someone has pictures of him and/or the ship. I believe he served at Pearl Harbor.
Joseph Wesley Holland (US Army Infantry, Front Lines) served in Germany. He earned a medal for capturing several of the enemy.
Both brothers are now deceased.
Perhaps, readers can tell me more.
Mary Russellburg
513 E. Broadway
Mayfield, KY 42066

Reunion Successful
Dear Editor:
The organizing committee for the Volentine Mullins, Sr., Family Reunion would like to say thanks for running our announcement in The Kentucky Explorer. We had a great response from people out of state. Thanks to The Explorer we had over 200 people in attendance.
We had a lady from Ohio who brought two kinds of heirloom greasy bean seeds to the reunion, just in case someone was looking for some. She said she sees the letters in the magazine requesting the seeds.
Jenny Mullins
4360 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773
Judy Whitaker
5771 Big Branch Road
Vicco, KY 41773

Regarding Graves County
Mystery Photo

Dear Editor:
I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation for all the new information I received regarding a Graves County mystery photo, which appeared in The Kentucky Explorer.
I was even connected with people who remembered the events, as well as the stories.
Raymond Webb
491 Cartwright Road
Lebanon Junction, KY 40150