For the Sake of My Country: An Intimate Conversation With Lt. Col. Jesse A. Marcel, Sr. , May 5 1981

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AuthorHouse, Feb 2, 2007 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 208 pages

Major Jesse Marcel was the intelligence officer for the 509th Composite Bomb Group of the Army Air Force stationed at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. At the beginning of World War II, Roswell Army Airfield opened and became home to the 509th bombardment group, the only Atomic Bomber wing in the world.

Major Marcel was a key witness and one of the first military personnel to handle the wreckage of an extraterrestrial spaceship crashed near Roswell in the early days of July 1947. The very fact that this man not only touched what he believed to be a space craft not of this earth, but had pieces of it in his home, is utterly amazing. In 1947 there were no television documentaries on UFO sightings as we have today. There were no support groups for people who claimed to have had a close encounter of some kind, as today.

How do you live your life after something like this happens to you? How did Jesse cope with the fact that this incident changed his life? What did Jesse now believe that he didn’t believe before the incident? Why did he wait 32 years before coming out with his story? And would he draw what he saw?

This book will reveal the only hand drawn depiction of the debris found at Roswell - from an actual eye witness who was at the crash site.

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About the author (2007)

The author was born in Atlanta, Texas and raised in Golden Meadow, Louisiana on the banks of Bayou Lafourche near the Gulf of Mexico - one hour south of New Orleans.

For 30 years the author worked in the field of Human Services, mostly as a Mental Health Counselor and Social Services Program Director in the Houma area. She holds a B.A. in Psychology with graduate work in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University and a PhD in Human Services from Walden University.

In 1999, the author retired and opened a Bed & Breakfast. In 2002 she opened a small Academic Tutoring Center, offering instruction to students from Kindergarten to 12th grade. Self employment has allowed her the needed time to write and there are several other books coming soon.

Historical Fiction is her favorite genre. While her career has been focused on dealing with academics, her interests have ranged far beyond the classroom and include a love of the paranormal, science fiction, the exploration of space and the search for extraterrestrial life - along with some simpler pursuits such as genealogy and photography. The author lives in Houma, Louisiana with her 3 cats.

She is the author of five novels on the folklife and folklore of south Louisiana Cajun Country. And most recently "For The Sake Of My Country" her first non-fiction work. Her novels have been called exciting, shrewd, and beautifully crafted, fresh, original, intricately woven and totally original.

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