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Psych ReportEdit

Danby 8

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

NOTES:
Excitable and nervous, Kenneth Danby has a history of bi-polar disorder. He has responded well to the Lithium
salt treatments, though he feels that they make him less mentally acute.

While Kenneth's demeanor may vacillate, his intellect is a constant source of comfort for the lieutenant. Danby's
abilities as a biochemist are apparently quite extraordinary and his status as a Makine scholar has qualified him
for access to the lab here in Alaska. That could be a blessing or a curse, depending on how things play out.

Lt. Danby hides behind his scientific prowess, analyzing the data without internalizing his role in this whole
procedure. He thinks that if he can maintain some sense of control, that it could change his fate. Maybe he's
right, but I fear that the opposite is true.


Record of ServiceEdit

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NAME:

SERVICE NUMBER:
PLACE OF BIRTH:
DATE OF BIRTH:
INDUCTED AT:
RANK:

DANBY, KENNETH

014748VI
CHESHIRE, CT
3/18/25
PRINCETON, NJ on 04.12.48
LIEUTENANT

REPORT DATE Record of promotions, reductions, transfers, casualties, etc. Date of implementation
4/16/48 Completion of IADT, Syracuse Rot Camp 4/20/48
5/7/48 Transfer to ARLINGTON, ADMIN. 3rd CAV HQ 5/11/48
5/31/48 Promoted to First Lieutenant. 6/2/48
12/13/48 Remanded: CARRINGTON for ob. Extended Sick Leave. 12/14/48
1/24/49 Transfer to Camp Bolton, CA, QTRMST 71st, Co. B OFFICE, ADMIN. 1/17/49
10/11/50 Transfer to ALASKA - specific base location classified 10/13/50

Psych Report (2)Edit

Danby 9a


SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

NOTES:
When I informed Kenneth that he would not be the subject of this
week's test, his response was oddly cool. He simply asked if he could
help administer the shot and study the resulting effects.


How someone so intelligent could not understand the immense conflict
of interest presented by such a scenario is baffling. He is trying to
reason his way through Project Abraham. I don't blame him, but I do
worry about him.


Psych Report (3)Edit

Danby 10

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin


NOTES:
Kenneth digested every scrap of information about the last
experiment like a starving animal. If he doesn't learn, he suffers.


Because of the long hours that the lieutenant has been spending in
the lab, his energy level was low. No time to discuss his state of
mind when there's work to do, right? Wrong. It's like a snake
that keeps eating itself - the hunger may subside, but there's a far
bigger pain in store once the meal is over.


I did manage to learn a bit about Kenneth's time at Princeton. It
seemed to give him a momentary expression of pride. Hopefully,
that will carry him through the week.


Psych Report (4)Edit

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin


NOTES:
Nov 17th, 1950


Kenneth continues to display shocking levels of denial and detachment - the strange part is, he shrouds these defense mechanisms behind several layers of reasonal pragmatism. He wants to help more and more in the lab. He toils for days on end, searching for the answers that have eluded his colleagues and his captors the scientific staff here in Alaska. He doesn't sleep, barely eats, and his nightmares haunt him, even during the daylight.


Maybe Lieutenant Danby and I have more in common that I thought.


Psych Report (5)Edit

Danby 7a

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

NOTES:

Nov. 21st, 1950

It's hard to decide if Danby better serves the project as a subject or as a
researcher. The others have become a particular group unto themselves.
They are the focus of all our attention, but unlike everyone else in the
compound, they have nothing to do. Danby is the exception and this gives
him a different status among the survivors. They see him as someone who
has some information - which is true, even if it isn't exactly the information
they want. (They are, of course, trying to determine who will be picked
next.) Still, he is in the lab, and they are desperate for anything he can tell
them.


Psych Report (6)Edit

Danby 1

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby

DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin


NOTES:

Nov. 24st, 1950

When I told Kenneth he was not chosen, he asked me who was, then - he
wants to think of his fellow soldiers as test subjects instead of
contemporaries. I told him I couldn't say who had been selected until I
had spoken with everyone. I asked how he was doing with the amount of
stress he was under. He said that the work was helping and the lithium
was doing its job. He asked if I could recommend a reduction in his dosage.
He said he thought it made him a bit dull. I said I would speak to the
doctor. But that given the nature of his work in the lab, he would have to
give me his word that he would inform either me or the doctor if he felt as
if his mood swings were returning. He agreed. He is aware that he is
dealing with the uncertainty of all this by concentrating on the lab, but
as he said to me, 'Is that so bad?'

Psych Report (7)Edit

Danby 6

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

NOTES:

Nov. 28th, 1950

I've never seen Danby so distracted. He keeps jabbering about proteins and
enzymes to avoid discussing his emotions. In a way, I envy his lack of
focus; the alternative is to dwell on the experiments and their horrible
failures thus far.

So, he sits and talks about science - anything to veer the subject off of
his own involvement. And the more he talks, the less assured he is. Going
in circles, endlessly deliberating every imaginable permutation of numbers,
control data and chemical configurations, Kenneth tires himself out as he
speaks. It's like a cat playing with a mouse before killing it. But am I the
cat to his mouse?


Psych Report (8)Edit

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SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

December 1st, 1950

Lieutenant Danby tried to cancel his appointment with me today - said he
was "far too busy" in the lab. How could he be too busy to hear that he
was spared from this week's selection? His denial is becoming astoundingly
complete.

I'm not sure he even heard me when I broke the news to him. He just
went back to his notebook and jotted down some numerals and equations.
That's his only reality now.


Psych Report (9)Edit

Danby 4

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

December 5th, 1950

I try not to pass personal judgments on my subjects; they're all facing an
impossible scenario. But, I can't help but worry about Lt. Danby. He is
acknowledged the realities of the experiment and we've discussed the death
of the other men, so he's not delusional in any way. But he speaks about
them like they're just figures in another scientific equation.

Remaining impartial can be difficult - I know that better than anyone. Danby
however, takes detachment to a whole new level. He's part of this whole
procedure, both as a researcher and a test subject. He has used his dual
role to rationalize his participation as if he's just a number on a chart.

Kenneth has fully divided himself into two persons. I don't know if these
halves can ever be made whole again.


Psych Report (10)Edit

Danby 3

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Dr. Cassie Aklin

NOTES:

Dec. 8th, 1950

His intellect saved him yet again. Danby's expertise in the lab could be the
reason why people aren't voting for him. But, whatever vast amounts of
knowledge he may have accumulated in his brain, they're starting to get
jumbled. It's like looking through a rainy window - you can almost make
out what's behind the glass, but it's distorted and fractured.

Echoes are all that's left. Echoes of who Danby once was, what he knew,
what he wanted to achieve. Maybe he can work out these issues in the lab
to help finally solve this impossible equation. His life might depend on it...
in fact, all of our lives may.

Psych Report (11)Edit

Danby 2

SOLDIER: LT Kenneth Danby
DOCTOR: Cassie Aklin

NOTES:

December 12th, 1950

Only Danby remains - he's the last man standing. Now, there's no doubt
who's up for this week's injection. He can't fool himself into thinking it
will be someone else; the inevitable has come and he must face it.

Hale is still recovering and the rest of the men are the others have done
their duty - admirably, tragically. Kenneth has watched them, studied them
dispassionately, never really acknowledging that he was one of them. But, he
can't be so removed now.

It's difficult for me to perceive Lt. Danby's state of mind anymore. I
barely scratched the surface in my analysis of this soldier.

REC'D VIA URGENT RADIO TEXTEdit

Danby

REC'D VIA URGENT RADIO TEXT

(900 Hz FELD HELL)

12-15-50, 08:17 HRS

SPECIAL RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY RECLAMATION

WE HAVE RECENTLY LEARNED THAT LT. KENNETH DANBY IS A
PARTICIPANT IN THE ALASKAN CONTINGENT OF PROJECT
ABRAHAM. IF HE IS STILL ALIVE, WE DEMAND THAT HE BE
IMMEDIATELY DECOMMISSIONED AND RELOCATED TO OUR BASE
IN BRYCE CANYON. HIS EXPERTISE IN (omit)

COL. D. PETERSON

SRPA-DTR

(Note:The full text is read in Assoc. File: RF994734AK)

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