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Re: Roswell Incident Recalled By Vet Who Was There

From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 13:23:14 -0700
Archived: Thu, 04 Oct 2007 08:18:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell Incident Recalled By Vet Who Was There

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:14:12 EDT
>Subject: Re: Roswell Incident Recalled By Vet Who Was There

>I spoke with Milton Sprouse, the Roswell soldier. He appears in
>the Yearbook three times, which means he was in Roswell at the
>right time.


>He told me he is 86 but you couldn't tell that by talking to
>him. He seemed very sharp. He said that he knew Ramey, Blanchard
>and Marcel (which seems a bit of a stretch) and that he was in
>Roswell for ten years. He said the crash was often discussed
>among the enlisted soldiers. And, no, he doesn't believe that
>it was a weather balloon.

>I'll throw this up on my blog and mention it because I'll put up
>the pictures there... David Rudiak said he was in the Yearbook
>three times, but two of the pictures are the same.

A minor point: Two of the pictures may be the same, but are used
in a different context. One use is Sprouse in his 1947 unit, the
830th Bomb Squadron (engineer). The other is at the front of the
yearbook (p. 10) with a small group of men listed as the "Ye
Olde Men of the 509th", i.e., a small cadre of men at Roswell
who had been with the 509th since its origins in 1944 (19 men
are so pictured).

A history of the 509th immediately precedes these photos. It
notes that following the dropping of the A-bombs on Japan and
the subsequent post-war demobilization, the 509th was reduced to
a "mere skeleton of men and equipment" by January 1946, when the
orders to commence Operation Crossroads (Bikini A-bomb tests)
came through and the 509th had to quickly rebuild in

The point I want to make here is that one of the "key personnel"
noted in the history in the rebuilding effort was Jesse Marcel
among this 1946 509th "skeleton" staff, which would have also
included "old man" Sprouse.

So Sprouse knowing Jesse Marcel being a "stretch"? Under the
circumstances, I think it would have been more of a stretch if
Sprouse didn't know Marcel.

David Rudiak

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