Sad Roswell UFO News

Leading Roswell witness Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr. — a retired Navy physician who went back to active duty  to serve as a flight surgeon during the Iraq war IN HIS 60’s, earning the rank of colonel — recently passed away at his home in Montana.

Dr. Jesse Marcel, Jr.

Dr. Marcel, seen here casually being a bad-ass motherfucker. 

Dr. Marcel’s dad, Major Jesse Marcel was the first military officer to arrive on the scene of the infamous Roswell UFO crash of 1947. Major Marcel brought home some of the debris to show his son and wife before it was confiscated by the Air Force. Jesse Jr. later wrote a fascinating book on the subject: “The Roswell Legacy.”

I got to meet Dr. Marcel at a press conference several years ago when I was a newspaper writer. He was gracious enough to autograph a Roswell book for me at that time.


The rumors that I geeked out like a UFO fangirl during this encounter have been greatly exaggerated. 

Despite being a respected physician and Iraq war veteran, Dr. Marcel defied convention to insist that the Roswell crash did happen and that his father had been strong-armed into helping with the cover-up – a story I touched on in a previous post.  He had the courage to stand by his convictions and will always be a hero of mine.

Rest in Peace, Colonel Marcel. You sleep among the stars now.

4 Comments on “Sad Roswell UFO News”

  1. says:

    Good job as usual. So cool! You are a bad ass.

  2. Judy Lawson says:

    This is a very touching tribute, Mandy. I’m sure that Dr. Marcel was proud to have a rabid fangirl such as you on his side. I’m sorry for your loss. And, I agree with kapple1. You are, indeed, a bad ass.

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