Anyone familiar with the Roswell incident knows the name Jesse Marcel. Major Marcel was the first officer on the scene of the crash – he was the guy who filled his trunk with crash debris and took it home before taking it to the base. Stanton Friedman’s interview with him ignited the modern Roswell mythic narrative. While the debris was at his home, his son, Jesse, Jr. got to touch it, an experience that has since become the stuff of legend.
The younger Marcel died of a heart attack on August 24. He was 77.
Thoughts on Jesse Marcel, Jr.’s passing have started to appear online. I thought readers might be interested in reading some of them.