Sunday, June 21, 2009
Latest Casualty Of War In Iraq Hits Close To Home
WISH-TV's Jennifer McGilvray brings news of the sad loss of Army Spc. Chancellor "Chancy" Keesling, the son of Indianapolis' Gregg and Jannett Keesling. His parents share the tragic ending of his life by suicide on Friday. He had arrived in Iraq for his second tour of duty just two weeks ago. His parents say he was reluctant to return to Iraq but went because of his duty as a soldier. My heart goes out to Gregg and Jannett. I had the pleasure of helping them start their business, Keys To Work, many years ago after Gregg returned to Indiana with his family from Jamaica where he owned and operated a vacation resort. Gregg is one of the most optimistic and determined persons I've had the pleasure of knowing, and he and his wife have done great work in Indianapolis in helping less-privileged people pull themselves up. True to their professional calling, Gregg and Jannett are planning to give all donations made in Chancy's honor to a local homeless woman named Mary Anne.