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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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To: ari-freedom

“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.”

Same here. I don’t give a damn about the UFO-alien crap. He was a Freeper, that’s it and it’s sad to lose one of ours.


21 posted on 09/01/2013 9:04:36 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP Jesse. The truth is out there.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 9:07:01 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: wita

How does one navigate to the Memorial Wall?


23 posted on 09/01/2013 9:08:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: wita

Never mind...found it.


24 posted on 09/01/2013 9:10:25 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s at the bottom of the home page.

http://www.freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm


25 posted on 09/01/2013 9:11:23 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: max americana

One of the wonderous things about this site is that
it puts extraordinary people in touch with extraordinary
people.

Rest in peace. Jesse.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 9:12:27 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mylife

Thx.


27 posted on 09/01/2013 9:15:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: tet68

Correct. I didn’t even know that a Freeper was in a famous picture I’ve seen since grade school until today. R.I.P jesseam.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 9:16:20 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: RoosterRedux

29 posted on 09/01/2013 9:16:41 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP, sir.


30 posted on 09/01/2013 9:16:46 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: RoosterRedux

R.I.P. fellow Freeper.


31 posted on 09/01/2013 9:17:26 AM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: RoosterRedux

http://helenair.com/news/local/obituaries/dr-jesse-a-marcel-jr/article_1bb67ea4-12c8-11e3-b2dc-001a4bcf887a.html


32 posted on 09/01/2013 9:18:16 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: max americana
I didn’t even know that a Freeper was in a famous picture I’ve seen since grade school until today.

That was Jesse's dad in that famous picture. Freeper Jesse Marcel Jr. was 10 years old at the time of the Roswell incident.

33 posted on 09/01/2013 9:27:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RoosterRedux

I have been investigating UFOs for 30 years and was at one time a MUFON official. I met Jesse Marcel at a MUFON symposium years ago. He seemed pleasant, intelligent, and honest. Still, all my research suggests the debris at Roswell was from a then Top Secret Mogul balloon. Jesse Marcel was a young boy when his father supposedly brought the wreckage by to show him. I think it’s possible exposure to all the Roswell stories over the years altered his memory of actual events. I don’t think he was lying so much as recounting faulty memories. In any event we have lost a good man. RIP Dr. Marcel.


34 posted on 09/01/2013 9:32:30 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: max americana

The photo with the debris is his father.


35 posted on 09/01/2013 9:35:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Art Bell

Memorial ping


36 posted on 09/01/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: ALASKA; ActionNewsBill; A knight without armor; albertp; aragorn; areafiftyone; aruanan; ...

Pinging the unidentified aerial phenomena list..

Rest in Peace Dr. Jesse Marcel!
(Freeper JesseAM was also a member of the UFO/UAP list.)


37 posted on 09/01/2013 9:48:31 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1433146/posts

http://www.ufocasebook.com/rameymemo.html

http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2009/05/general-ramey-and-his-memo.html

http://www.scientificexploration.org/jse/articles/pdf/16.1_houran_randle.pdf

http://www.roswellproof.com/

http://home.comcast.net/~tprinty/UFO/Ramey.htm


38 posted on 09/01/2013 9:58:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Rest in Peace, Jesse Marcel Jr. ......


39 posted on 09/01/2013 10:02:05 AM PDT by Gator113
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whoops.

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.scientificexploration.org/jse/articles/pdf/16.1_houran_randle.pdf


40 posted on 09/01/2013 10:02:46 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP, sir.


41 posted on 09/01/2013 11:03:38 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: zot

See post 4


42 posted on 09/01/2013 11:58:49 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: RoosterRedux
Thanks, RR. I took a quick look at Jesse's posts page. Here's one that's quite foretelling...

That is why obama likes to rest his feet on our desk in the Oval Office. That is how he shows disrespect to the America People.
June 1, 2013 9:00:05 AM CDT · 53 of 58 jesseam to laplata

43 posted on 09/01/2013 12:05:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: RoosterRedux
RIP. And, thank you for your service.

From Jesse's homepage: retired army flight surgeon with a 40+ year history of serving in the US Navy and US Army.

44 posted on 09/01/2013 12:09:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: jesseam

Rest in Peace, sir!


45 posted on 09/01/2013 12:42:53 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: RoosterRedux

RIP, FRiend. Thank you for your courage. Prayers for the family.


46 posted on 09/01/2013 1:16:50 PM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Glad you found it. There are many stories there, not all of them spelled out unless you were along for the ride, but I visit at least annually to reflect. Good place for a review of priorities. Many of those left us at very young ages. You will obviously recognize some familiar names and some who were on planes or in buildings and died during 9-11. I don’t think you will find anyone who hated America or sought to destroy this country.


47 posted on 09/01/2013 6:14:04 PM PDT by wita
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for your ping to post #4. I didn’t know he was a FReeper. He was an honest and credible man. May he rest in peace.


48 posted on 09/02/2013 11:36:50 AM PDT by zot
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To: RoosterRedux

I traded a couple of Freepmails with Jesse. Quix hooked us up.


49 posted on 09/02/2013 9:28:32 PM PDT by BreezyDog
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To: RoosterRedux
RIP Jesse Marcel Jr.
Patriot and Freeper.
One heck of a man, served as a Flight Surgeon with Blackhawk crews in Iraq while he was in his 60s.
50 posted on 09/02/2013 9:54:03 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz......Nuff said.)
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