Date:          Sat, 11 Jul 1998 19:35:44 -0500 
From:         Fran Ridge <> 
Subject:     Enlightening letter 

Gorman Letter 

Wendy Connors 
Project Sign Research Center: 

While going through the George Fawcett collection in Roswell, I came across  a letter written by 2nd Lt. George F. Gorman to Kenneth Arnold. It is dated 18 Dec 48 and recounts how Lt. Gorman was under threat of a court martial  for talking about his "dog fight" with a UFO over Fargo, North Dakota. No corrections as to spelling, etc has been done. The letter was typed. It reads as follows: 

December 10, 1948 

Mr. Kenneth Arnold 
General Mgr. 
Great Western Fire Control 
Box 387 
Boise, Idaho 

Dear Mr. Arnold, 

I am sorry that I have been unable to answer your letters. However I think that you can understand my position better when you know the facts. 

First of all I am under the military control of the Tenth Air Force and they have issued direct orders concerning the disc or object. 

Second the Air Materiel Command has issued orders classifying the information as Secret. And this makes it a General Court Martial to release any more information. The Command has asked that My commanding officer and myself be court martialed for releasing what information we did. I have General Ewards or some high officer to think for refusing to carry it out. 

Third the Counter Intelligence Corp have asked that I turn over all information over to them. And I have no doubt the F.B.I. Will get around to sending a few letters too. 

The public relations officer released more then he should have and now we are being given a rough time. And they can do it too. 

I have a normal amount of curiosity and I have a lot of questions to ask.But then I had a lot of them answered that nite. The rest of that I have will have to wait untill they get ready to answer them. 

One of these days I will be out to Boise and look you up and we can visit. I think that I can be out there just after the first of the year. 

I would enjoy hearing from you again and I hope to see you soon. 

George F. Gorman 
1421-13th st. N. 
Fargo, N. Dak.