(Photo courtesy of Paola Harris)
Lt. Col. Philip J. Corso
2004 PRG Disclosure Award
The book, The Day after Roswell, by Philip Corso was an important milestone in the emerging witness testimony. It took considerable courage and was ignored by the Pentagon and the Army he served, by the executive branch and the major newspapers (particularly the Washington Post). In time many critics and debunkers challenged Col. Corso's background and veracity. Because of that this brief biography includes documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act which confirm his background in every respect. They include a few of his many commendations.
Biography and Accomplishments
Philip Corso was a military officer during World War II and Army intelligence officer on General Douglas MacArthur's staff during the Korean War; a staff member of the President Eisenhower's National Security Council as a Lt. Colonel for four years; head of Foreign Technology in Army Research and Development at the Pentagon in the early 1960s, where he was in charge of the Roswell Files, the cache of UFO parts and information which "an Army retrieval team . . . pulled out of the wreckage of a flying disk that had crashed outside the town of Roswell in the New Mexico desert in the early-morning darkness during the first week of July 1947."; retired from the Army in 1963 with nineteen medals and ribbons; then served as National Security specialist staff to U.S. Senators James Eastland and Strom Thurmond; and subsequently has worked as a consultant and contracts administrator in the private sector.
The Day after Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official Reveals the U.S. Government's Shocking UFO Cover-up
Freedom of Information Documents
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