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Credibility Of Major Jesse Marcel & Jesse Marcel

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 08:22:58 -0700
Archived: Thu, 02 Oct 2008 11:41:42 -0400
Subject: Credibility Of Major Jesse Marcel & Jesse Marcel

Source: The UFO Chronicles



It appears that there are still those that refuse to give
credibility to Major Jesse Marcel and his son Jesse Marcel Jr.,
who after all these years, are still two of the most credible
first-hand witnesses of the 1947 Roswell Incident. I never had
the opportunity to meet Major Marcel, but have had many
conversations about him with Stanton Friedman, who was the first
to interview him in 1978. I do personally know Jesse Jr., and
have had conversations with him, and have read his book The
Roswell Legacy (the revised edition shown below, published in
2008), which it appears as usual, that the debunkers, critics and
skeptics that are the loudest, have not read.

In defense of the Marcels, I'd like to share some of the comments
made by Jesse Jr. in his book not only about his Dad, but also
about his own life since 1947. The book is obviously written by
someone that had a deep respect for his father, and presents the
information in the only way he knows---honestly from the heart,
as his father desired, to get the truth out to the public eventually.

Both of these gentlemen deserve our highest respect for the many
years they both gave to serving our country in the military,
(Major Marcel as probably the top intelligence officer in the
military in the 1940's, and his son Jesse as a helicopter pilot,
flight surgeon and a civilian physician.) Talk about credibility
and integrity as compared to many of the other witnesses that
have surfaced over the years in relation to the Roswell Incident.
Those with backgrounds such as theirs are rare when researching
the Roswell Incident. It took Jesse Jr. 60 years to set the
record straight about his Dad and himself, and those that still
question these two gentlemen are ignoring the truth about their
first-hand knowledge of the event.

Major Marcel voluntarily enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in
December 1941.

Up until his death in 1986, Major Marcel repeatedly stated that
the material we examined was as he described it, not of this
earth, and that the truth about Roswell had yet to be revealed
to the public. In order to reveal that truth, Jesse Jr's. father
made him promise to see the true story told. Jesse Jr. fulfilled
that promise with his book in 2007, and anyone seriously
interested in the Roswell Incident would benefit from reading it,
before criticizing or demeaning them.

As an eleven year old boy Jesse Jr. was privileged to be one of
the individuals who actually saw and handled debris from the
crash site, that his Dad and Captain Sheridan Cavitt had
recovered from the site. This occurred at his home in Roswell,
prior to his Dad returning to the base from the Foster ranch
debris field, when the Marcel's lives would be forever changed.

One of the things Jesse Jr. observed which again silences the
critics and debunkers, is the fact that the foil material did not
have a paper backing for rigidity like the foil of a radar
target. Also of importance was the fact that none of the debris
spread out on the Marcel's kitchen floor that Jesse Jr. observed
that night, or any material that Major Marcel saw at the debris
site where the material was recovered, contained any electronic
components which a weather balloon or Mogul balloon would have
had such as radio transmitters, microphones, and sensors for
detecting and recording weather data, or pressure waves in the
atmosphere from a possible Russian nuclear test. It's important
also to note that the Russians didn't do any nuclear testing
until 1949, Mogul balloon launch No. 4 (which skeptics like to
use as what crashed near Roswell), was cancelled due to weather
related problems, and finally, the pictures taken in General
Ramey's office on July 8, 1947 also did not contain any
electronic equipment.

In 1942 Marcel attended the Army Air Force Intelligence School as
a 1st Lieutenant. After graduation he was invited to join the
school's faculty, an honor bestowed upon only the brightest and
most talented students.

Two years later Marcel would be assigned to the 509th Composite
Bomb Group in Nevada as their S-2 Intelligence Officer. He was
now part of a special, hand-picked group, where the work was
classified as Top-Secret. While in Nevada he helped work out the
details of dropping the atomic bombs on Japan. The 509th was then
assigned to the island of Tinian, where Marcel participated in
briefing the flight crews before the missions to Nagasaki and

Upon returning to the states, Major Marcel enrolled in a radar
training school at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia, graduating
in September 1945, and became an expert on the state-of-the-art
radar devices, including varieties of the rawin radar targets,
including the ML-307 reflector used on the Mogul balloons. As
Jesse Jr. states in his book, for those that say his father
confused UFO debris with a radar target is ludicrous. So the
same government that paid for his advanced radar school in 1945
would accuse him of not knowing the difference between a UFO and
a weather balloon 2 short years later, while assigned to the
509th in Roswell, New Mexico. Copies of the radar and
intelligence school diplomas Major Marcel attended are in Jesse
Jr's. book. I have several other commendation and recommendation
documents for Major Marcel in my file for his intelligence work,
before and after the Roswell Incident.

Setting aside my thoughts about the Marcel's credibility, lets
not forget that the debris Major Marcel took to General Ramey's
office was changed to a weather balloon for the photos taken by
James Bond Johnson. I interviewed Johnson as did Kevin Randle and
David Rudiak, prior to my interview with him. In all three
interviews James Bond Johnson's remarks were less than factual
about his involvement. He did take the photographs, but was not
involved in any other way, in fact telling me in our first
conversation, that he knew very little about the Roswell
Incident. The interview can be read here.

The really sad part for me is the fact that when General Ramey
ordered Major Marcel to pose for the pictures with the obvious
weather balloon on the floor of the Generals office, General
Ramey ordered Marcel to keep silent, and to not make any comments
in the presence of the civilian photographer. That appears to be
when the cover-up became a reality, and Major Marcel realized he
was in the middle of it, and had become the scapegoat. For those
that have seen the photographs taken in General Ramey's office,
it's apparent to me that there are unopened packages along the
wall, and more importantly the brown paper on the floor under the
debris staged for the photographs is from a new roll of paper and
shows no indication of ever being wrapped around any debris or
anything else brought to Fort Worth by Major Marcel.

I firmly believe that as a researcher part of my responsibility
is to provide information that is truthful and factual for my
future generations as well as yours.

I believe Major Marcel and his son Jesse Jr. have done that.

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