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Corso Not Highest-Ranking Officer To Talk

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:39:27 -0500
Archived: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 06:39:27 -0500
Subject: Corso Not Highest-Ranking Officer To Talk

Source: Kevin Randle's A Different Perspective


Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Philip Corso Was Not The Highest-Ranking Officer Tto Talk

Sometimes you see something that just makes no sense. I stumbled
across several web sites that proclaimed that Philip Corso was
the highest-ranking officer to talk about Roswell. Overlooking
that much of what Corso claimed has been discredited, let's just
deal with this other claim.

First, we must realized that Corso was not a Colonel (known as
an O6 in the military) but was a lieutenant Colonel (known as an
O5). Some believed that he was promoted upon retirement, as
often happens in the reserve, but there is no documentation to
support this, and while Corso held a reserve commission, he had
spent his career on extended active duty (known as EAD in the
world of the military). That he was known as a Colonel is a
mistake though he would be addressed as "Colonel" and referred
to as "Colonel" in conversation, in formal correspondence he
would be addressed as "Lieutenant Colonel". His rank insignia
would be a silver leaf while that for a Colonel is a silver

Second, there are two brigadier generals, Thomas DuBose and
Arthur Exon who have spoken about the Roswell case. DuBose was
General Ramey's Chief of Staff (and not his aide as he has been
identified on some of the sites) and told us about transferring
debris from Roswell, through Fort Worth and onto Washington,
D.C. He also said, on tape, that the material in Ramey's office
was parts of a weather balloon and not what had been found
outside of Roswell and sent on to higher headquarters.

Exon was a lieutenant Colonel at Wright Field in 1947 and later,
as a brigadier general was the base commander at Wright-
Patterson AFB (think of this as a mayor of a good-sized city).
He told us (and here I think of me along with Don Schmitt and
Tom Carey) about what he had seen and heard about Roswell,
including flying over the crash site. His information about the
case was both direct and indirect.

Third, there are Colonels... Patrick Saunders and Edwin Easley
who were both at the base in Roswell in July 1947, and both who
retired in a higher grade than Corso. Saunders is responsible
for a notation in one of the Roswell books that I wrote with Don
Schmitt that suggested that the cover up was in place, that it
was an alien craft, and that he hadn't mentioned it.

[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]

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