Friday, October 24, 2008

The Legacy of Roswell

Secrets of Roswell: Finally Told After 60 Years!

By Jesse Marcel, Jr.

In the summer of 1947, falling debris of an unknown object came to rest on the Foster Ranch outside of Roswell , New Mexico . I was 11 years old at the time and my dad was the base intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Air Field. This was the same base that was home to the 509th Composite Bomb Group, responsible for the ending of WWII with the atomic bombing of Japan . The base itself was privy to some of the most closely guarded secrets in the nation at that time. My father, Major Marcel, was deeply involved in the most sensitive intelligence at the base.

The Roswell Legacy is the story of his involvement in the now famous event triggered by the crash of a mysterious object on the Foster Ranch. The timeline started when the ranch foreman, Mac Brazil , recovered portions of an unidentified flying object that he subsequently turned over to the local sheriff, who, in turn, contacted Colonel Blanchard, commanding officer of the air base at Roswell . Colonel Blanchard ordered my father, Major Marcel, and a CIC agent to the crash site for investigation and recovery of representative debris samples. Thus the Roswell saga began.

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