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Roswell author who said he handled UFO crash debris dies at 76 (Jesse Marcel Jr, Freeper)
theguardian.com ^ | 8/28/2013

Posted on 09/01/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Jesse Marcel Jr, who said he handled debris from the 1947 crash of an unidentified flying object near Roswell, New Mexico, has died at the age of 76.

Denice Marcel said her father was found dead at his home in Helena, Montana, on Saturday, less than two months after making his last trip to Roswell. He had been reading a book about UFOs.

Over the past 35 years Marcel appeared on TV shows, documentaries and radio shows, was interviewed for magazine articles and books and travelled the world lecturing about his experiences in Roswell.

His wife, Linda, said: "He was credible. He wasn't lying. He never embellished, only told what he saw."

Marcel's father was an air force intelligence officer and reportedly the first military officer to investigate the wreckage in early July 1947, when Marcel was 10. Marcel said his father brought home some of the debris and woke him up in the middle of the night to look at it, telling him it was something he would never see again.

His father maintained that the debris "was not of this Earth", Linda Marcel said. "They looked through the pieces, tried to make sense of it."

The item that Marcel said fascinated him the most was a small beam with purple-hued hieroglyphics on it, she said.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Montana; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: jesseam; jessemarcel; jessemarceljr; lindamarcel; marcel; obituaries; obituary; rip; roswell; ufo
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1 posted on 09/01/2013 8:10:55 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
I remember that Jesse was a Freeper who posted very infrequently back in the days of Quix.

RIP Jesse Marcel.

2 posted on 09/01/2013 8:12:22 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

remember seeing him on the many TV programs about Roswell....RIP

3 posted on 09/01/2013 8:16:58 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RoosterRedux
Jesse Marcel Jr posted as Freeper jesseam and was active until last month.
4 posted on 09/01/2013 8:18:26 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP.


5 posted on 09/01/2013 8:18:30 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: RoosterRedux

A scrupulously honest man and a true patriot who loved America. He is also a Christian and I expect to meet him in person someday.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Should put this gentleman on the FReeper Memorial Wall.


7 posted on 09/01/2013 8:27:25 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the link. Jesse had some interesting posts. Always a sad day when we lose a FRiend.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 8:28:06 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP... God Speed


9 posted on 09/01/2013 8:29:56 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the mention.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 8:44:41 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: Doogle; SkyPilot; vette6387; mazda77; Lumper20; ZULU; gonzo; flat; Forty-Niner; celtic gal; ...

I am proud to say that Jesse and I were email friends both on FR and privately. Jess served as a Flight Surgeon with Blackhawk crews in Iraq. He once wrote me that he wanted to be remembered as a good soldier. Jess was an American patriot who loved his country and, I’m honored to say, I met Jesse Marcel on FR where we became email friends. Jess now flies with the Eagles as does my husband, Rich, who flew F100’s in Vietnam.

http://www.unknowncountry.com/news/famed-roswell-witness-dr-jesse-marcel-jr-dies

Jesse’s father, Jesse Marcel Sr. (Roswell Project)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcONLgqe-RQ


11 posted on 09/01/2013 8:45:06 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RoosterRedux

Don’t like seeing good people leave us.


12 posted on 09/01/2013 8:45:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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To: RoosterRedux

Odd. He wasn’t on the Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory Ping list.

I would have though he’d be a natural!


13 posted on 09/01/2013 8:50:37 AM PDT by null and void (A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yes. Not every 60-something volunteers for war. An extraordinary man.


14 posted on 09/01/2013 8:52:16 AM PDT by null and void (A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; oswegodeee
Remembering our courageous heroes bump.

Leni/MinuteGal

15 posted on 09/01/2013 8:54:48 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: RoosterRedux

This story is all over the web but I don’t care about this UFO stuff. I do care that we lost a fellow freeper.


16 posted on 09/01/2013 8:56:07 AM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bttt


17 posted on 09/01/2013 8:57:28 AM PDT by novemberslady (Texas For President)
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To: DoughtyOne

“Don’t like seeing good people leave us”.

...and a cruise through the “Memorial Wall” will point out just how many of those good people are now on the other side watching what we wish we were privy to. The real history of mankind.

...and they know for certain who wins.


18 posted on 09/01/2013 8:57:59 AM PDT by wita
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To: RoosterRedux

Rest in Peace, Sir. Prayers are being said for you and your family to have peace.


19 posted on 09/01/2013 8:58:30 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: wita

Agreed...


20 posted on 09/01/2013 8:58:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (This post coming to you today, from behind the Camelskin Curtain. Not the Iron or Bamboo Curtain...)
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