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UPDATE on COL. CORSO'S PASSING

From: CNINews1@aol.com
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 14:37:11 EDT
Fwd Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 17:22:48 -0400
Subject: UPDATE on COL. CORSO'S PASSING 


Although we issued a bulletin yesterday on the death of Colonel
Philip Corso, I am sending you this update to correct some minor
inaccuracies in our first bulletin and to fill in details on this
important event.

Best regards,
Michael Lindemann
Editor, CNI News

BULLETIN -- COL. PHILIP J. CORSO DIES -- UPDATE

Col. Philip J. Corso (U.S. Army, ret.) died of a heart attack at approximately 11:15 pm EDT on Thursday, July 16, 1998. He was 83.

Corso, who was widely known for his controversial 1997 book, "The
Day After Roswell," suffered a massive heart attack in early June
of this year but made a remarkable recovery.

"He really wanted to stay," Corso's son, Philip Jr., told CNI
News in a phone call on Friday afternoon. "The last three weeks
[since the first attack] have been very productive. I knew he had
more to say, and he told me a great deal" about the Roswell UFO
incident, Philip Jr. said.

Col. Corso was at home on Tuesday, July 15 and was said to be
feeling fine when he apparently suffered a second heart attack at
about 9:00 a.m. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Palm Beach,
Florida for treatment, but his condition deterioriated. Doctors
decided to transfer him on Thursday evening to Jupiter Medical
Center, where he had been treated for his earlier attack.
Col. Corso reportedly died at about the time he reached the
Jupiter facility.

Unpublished manuscripts and other UFO-related information left by
Col. Corso will be protected and made available in due course to
researchers and the public, Philip Jr. said. "This is what my
father lived for," he added.

Colonel Corso was a highly decorated soldier, recipient of 30
medals and commendations during his long military career.
According to Philip Jr., the Colonel was most proud to have
received the Knight Officer Crown of Italy for his exceptional
service in Italy during and after World War II. Philip Jr.
told CNI News that Col. Corso is the only American soldier to
have received this honor from Italy.

Col. Corso will be buried in a military cemetary near Orlando,
Florida. He is survived by two children, four grandchildren and
one great grandchild.

Condolences may be sent to the family of Philip Corso, Jr., care
of the Roswell UFO Museum. Send attn: Philip Corso Jr., PO Box
2221, Roswell, NM 88202; fax (505) 625-1907; email care of
deon@roswell.net.

In lieu of flowers, Philip Jr. told CNI News that a fund will be
established to create a memorial plaque in Col. Corso's name. The
memorial will be placed at "the true crash site" of the 1947
Roswell UFO crash, according to Philip Jr. Donations in any
amount for creation of the memorial can be sent to: Col.
Philip Corso Memorial, c/o Roswell UFO Museum, PO Box 2221,
Roswell, NM 88202.

Further information will be posted to the CNI News web site as it
becomes available.