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JESSE MARCEL JR. DIED OF A HEART ATTACK AUGUST 24

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Publisher's Note: Jesse Marcel Jr. of Roswell fame died over the weekend. His story and that of his father are intertwined with crashed UFOs and extraterrestrial bodies. He was a father, physician, soldier and hero. We at UFO Digest convey our condolences to his family and friends recommend that you discover more about Jesse Marcel Jr. by following the link at the bottom of this article and visit Kevin Randles' websitehttp://kevinrandle.blogspot.ca/2013/08/jesse-marcel-has-died.html
 
The following is written by Kevin Randle...
 
Just minutes ago I received some very sad news. Jesse Marcel, Jr. died of a heart attack on August 24. He was alone, at home, apparently reading a UFO book when he died.
 
I have known Jesse for more than a quarter century. I first met him while we both were in Roswell to film a segment for the old Unsolved Mysteries that aired on NBC. We had gone out to dinner with a number of those in town for the program and since we shared a military background, including that of Army Aviation, we connected immediately. As medical doctor, he was trained as a flight surgeon and I, of course, had been a helicopter pilot.
 
From that point I met him quite a few times as we both explored the Roswell UFO crash case. He, as a young man, boy really, of eleven was exposed to metallic debris that his father had brought home late that July night. He told the story to all who would listen with little in the way of variation.
 
I learned of the special bond he’d had with his father. He told me that that one day, he had asked his father what the atomic bomb looked like and Jesse, Sr. had drawn a picture of “Fat Man.” He then shredded it and burned the pieces. Although reluctant to share they story outside a small circle of friends, he did mention it at the Citizen Hearing in Washington this last May.
 
I learned of the special bond he’d had with his father. He told me that that one day, he had asked his father what the atomic bomb looked like and Jesse, Sr. had drawn a picture of “Fat Man.” He then shredded it and burned the pieces. Although reluctant to share they story outside a small circle of friends, he did mention it at the Citizen Hearing in Washington this last May.
 
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