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Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 21:02:50 -0500
Archived: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 12:36:47 -0500
Subject: Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

>From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2007 08:03:44 -0500
>Subject: Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

>>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 12:05:03 EST
>>Subject: Melvin Brown And The MPs

>>List, All,

>>Over the years, the skeptics, the debunkers, and even the Air
>>Force has scoffed at the idea that some of the witnesses who
>>have claimed to seen the craft or the bodies at Roswell would
>>have been in a position to do so. Maybe the best example of this
>>is Melvin Brown who was assigned to the 509th Bomb Group in July
>>1947 as a cook. The question they ask is, "Why would a cook be
>>out on guard duty?"
>>Many might think this is a fair question, but what it reveals is
>>a lack of understanding of military doctrine. It is a question
>>that can be answered easily by those who have some knowledge of
>>the way the military functions.


>Very interesting observations.

>When I enlisted in the Air Force in 1949 it was only recently a
>separate service from the Army. My basic training at Lackland
>AFB, Texas, included all of the doctrine Kevin describes.

>Although my formal designation turned out to be Clerk, Non-
>Typist, and I was a lowly enlisted man, I qualified as Marksman
>on the Caliber .30 Carbine, could field strip and reassemble it
>blindfolded, learned the protocols for guarding buildings, etc.

>Fortunately for me I managed to avoid being sent to Korea and
>pressed into such service.

>I later learned that one of my buddies was killed in combat on
>the ground when an Air Force base in Korea was overrun by
>infantry. I never learned the details, but most likely he was
>performing guard duty at the time.

>Because of troop shortages early in the Korean War, we (the Air
>Force trainees) received quasi-infantry training including gas
>attack drills, throwing hand grenades, and firing a Thompson
>submachine gun.

When it comes down to an alert or extended duties cooks, do one
thing... cook!

I don't believe this hogwash about cooks being placed on guard
duty for an instant. This is not a combat situation but
supposedly a recovery which caused people to be moved off base
and commenced a 24-hour operation which increases the job of the
messhall. If you have a troops deployed off base, then you
expect to feed them a hot meal in the feeded cycle ASAP and also
expected to provide soup and coffee during the operation around
the clock.

Now if this a situation that requires cooks to pull guard duty,
then the base should be calling everyone back in and not
engaging in sports competions. Seems that didn't happen, my
reading of the Roswell newspapers had the sports teams still out
there playing baseball.

Kevin, military doctrine, hogwash. I guess I was in a different
kind of Army than you! To emphasize one more time this was not a
combat situation. In my 25 years in the military I have never
seen a guard mount with cooks. I have never seen cooks deployed
as guards in very critical situations nuclear guard forces and
reserve guard forces, nuclear accident/incidents, and recovery
operations of crashed aircraft. Or during the first gulf war in
which we had to supply a large 24 hour guard forces of
stationary, roving guards, resever force, and 100% search of all
vehicles in several contained access points at our installation
and all the soft targets off post including the gas station,
high school, PX, commissary, day care, extensive family housing
complex, and other auxillary facilities for counter-terrorism
pruposes. No cooks were used in this operation as I said before
cooks, cook. as it was in 1947.

So you can try to sell Melvin Brown, but I am not buying. From
experience this is highly improbable.

Jan Aldrich
Project 1947
P. O. Box 391
Canterbury, CT 06331, USA
(860) 546-9135

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