Here are a couple of things that might of interest to those who visit this blog on a regular basis. First, starting on December 12 and for the following two weeks, History will air an analysis of the Roswell case. This will include discussions of the Journal kept by Major Jesse Marcel. Results of the analysis will be publicly revealed for the first time. The study has been somewhat shrouded in secrecy until the proper study could be completed.
They will also examine the Ramey memo, using a much more detailed scan of the whole negative on which the memo can be found. The series of scans, which reached down to a nearly molecular level has produced some interesting results and those too, will be revealed during the three-week run.
The whole of the Roswell case will be scrutinized. Yes, I played a role in all this. While I was the main “Roswell” investigator featured in the segment on the Ramey memo, I also provided information on other aspects of the case. Naturally, I wasn’t the only one involved. These included Don Schmitt and Tom Carey. Members of the Marcel family were extensively interviewed.
The second thing that might be of interest, though to a more limited audience is that I have created a new blog called “Vietnam Ground Zero by Eric Helm.” In the 1980s, along with Bob Cornett, I wrote a series of novels called Vietnam Ground Zero. The blog is based on my experiences in Vietnam. Some of my colleagues have asked for more information about Vietnam and I thought this would be a way to provide that information along with a way to promote the Vietnam Ground Zero books which are being republished. The first three are available at Amazon with a fourth due in a few weeks. You can view the blog here:
I note that the postings to that blog are mostly true. I say that because these tales are based on my memories of what happened more than fifty years ago. As we all know, memory is sometimes flawed. Sure, I do have the letters that I sent home that help verify some of the information, and just a few years after I returned from Vietnam, I wrote a series of stories about Vietnam for a magazine, Combat Illustrated. This is helpful.
The point here is that I have tried to make the information accurate as possible, but acknowledge that there might be flaws in my memory of the events. Anyway, for those interested in what it was like in Vietnam, at least for me, here is a source of that information.