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 http://tinyurl.com/765crzl 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 eagle. 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] Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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