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Re: Melvin Brown And The MPs

From: Bruce Hutchinson <bhutch.nul>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 23:09:07 -0500
Archived: Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:18:49 -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

Kevin, 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?"

The question is not why a cook would be on guard duty; it is why
a cook, who claimed he was pressed into guard duty, would be
allowed such extraordinary access to the bodies and the ship's

Kevin's premise here is a strawman. Anyone who has been in the
military knows full well that every soldier, regardless of their
job, will eventually get to pull guard duty at some point,
although like Jan, I doubt seriously that an Army cook would
ever pull guard duty. I certainly never saw that happen, and I
did my share guarding empty buildings.

Security units, like Major Easley=B4s command, are charged with
securing full time any number of highly sensitive base
buildings/areas and the base access points. During the night and
on weekends many buildings with minimal security requirements
are unoccupied and these, as well as perimeter fences, would be
guarded by conscripts drawn from the rest of the base personnel.

In a time of emergency, if his unit is stretched thin, Easley
would indeed have had the authority to "requisition" additional
personnel from other units on the base to back up his troops.
Under those circumstances, however, these non-security soldiers
would have been assigned to low priority posts, to allow the
regular security personnel to be sent to the where the "action"
was. The idea that a fill-in troop would have been sent to guard
_the_ most sensitive building in the nation at that time is
ludicrous at best. That would be a post where Easley would have
sent only his experienced, regular security forces.

Security troops/MPs are well trained to know exactly the limits
of their authority. Under the right circumstances, a private can
deny a 4-star general access to the building he is guarding, and
he would know exactly how to handle such a situation. A soldier
(an engine mechanic, say...) who might pull guard duty 2-3 times
a year would not be able to properly secure such an enormously
sensitive post in times of extraordinary circumstances. 

Easley, if he was a competent commander, would have _only_ his
highly trained security troops or MPs guarding such a sensitive
building. Had he done otherwise, like posting Brown, Blanchard
would have had his head on a stick! 

During the recovery operation, Easley, if he was a competent
officer, would have had only _his_ troops at the center of the
operations and on the truck carrying the debris and bodies. The
rest of the conscripted forces (including Brown?) would have
been those out on the perimeter.

Kevin has told us that the security level at RAAFB during the
Incident was at its lock-down highest level possible. If that
was true, and if Easley and his security personnel were doing
their jobs properly, Brown=B4s commanding officer (the mess
officer!) would have had absolutely no business inside the
building where the bodies were held, and would not have been
able to casually walk in for a peek! 

On the other hand, if Brown=B4s story is true, then Major Easley
must have been an extraordinarily incompetent officer at a base
where reputedly only the 'best of the best' were assigned.


Bruce Hutchinson

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