First is the notice of the Col's death, as reported by CNI News. You'll note some interesting comments by Col. Corso's son.
Below that is some insight as to what his signing this affidavit means. Following that is a copy of the actual affidavit.
BULLETIN -- COL. PHILIP J. CORSO DIES -- UPDATE Col. Philip J. Corso (U.S. Army, ret.) died of a heart attack at approximately 11:15 pm EDT on Thursday, July 16, 1998. He was 83. Corso, who was widely known for his controversial 1997 book, "The Day After Roswell," suffered a massive heart attack in early June of this year but made a remarkable recovery. "He really wanted to stay," Corso's son, Philip Jr., told CNI News in a phone call on Friday afternoon. "The last three weeks [since the first attack] have been very productive. I knew he had more to say, and he told me a great deal" about the Roswell UFO incident, Philip Jr. said. Col. Corso was at home on Tuesday, July 15 and was said to be feeling fine when he apparently suffered a second heart attack at about 9:00 a.m. He was taken to a hospital in nearby Palm Beach, Florida for treatment, but his condition deterioriated. Doctors decided to transfer him on Thursday evening to Jupiter Medical Center, where he had been treated for his earlier attack. Col. Corso reportedly died at about the time he reached the Jupiter facility. Unpublished manuscripts and other UFO-related information left by Col. Corso will be protected and made available in due course to researchers and the public, Philip Jr. said. "This is what my father lived for," he added. Colonel Corso was a highly decorated soldier, recipient of 30 medals and commendations during his long military career. According to Philip Jr., the Colonel was most proud to have received the Knight Officer Crown of Italy for his exceptional service in Italy during and after World War II. Philip Jr. told CNI News that Col. Corso is the only American soldier to have received this honor from Italy. Col. Corso will be buried in a military cemetary near Orlando, Florida. He is survived by two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Condolences may be sent to the family of Philip Corso, Jr., care of the Roswell UFO Museum. Send attn: Philip Corso Jr., PO Box 2221, Roswell, NM 88202; fax (505) 625-1907; email care of firstname.lastname@example.org. In lieu of flowers, Philip Jr. told CNI News that a fund will be established to create a memorial plaque in Col. Corso's name. The memorial will be placed at "the true crash site" of the 1947 Roswell UFO crash, according to Philip Jr. Donations in any amount for creation of the memorial can be sent to: Col. Philip Corso Memorial, c/o Roswell UFO Museum, PO Box 2221, Roswell, NM 88202.
From: Peter Gersten
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 1998 10:54:09 EDT To: CAUSupdates@caus.org Subject: [CAUS updates] - Press Release for Monday CONTACT INFORMATION Peter A. Gersten 520-284-5248 e-mail: Ufolawyer@caus.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 8, 1998 RETIRED ARMY COLONEL SWEARS UNDER OATH TO SEEING ALIEN BODIES AND AUTOPSY REPORTS.. Attorney Peter A. Gersten, executive director of Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, Inc (CAUS), a non-profit Arizona activist organization dedicated to ending all secrecy surrounding this planet's contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence, announced today that retired Army Colonel Philip J. Corso has sworn under oath to statements previously made in his best selling book 'Day After Roswell.' Gersten stated that Colonel Corso has provided CAUS, for use in its lawsuit against the Department of Army, with a sworn affidavit re-affirming previous statements that he saw alien bodies in July, 1947 and had the opportunity to read their autopsy reports in 1961. The CAUS lawsuit, which was filed March 25, 1998 in the U.S. District Court in Phoenix, is asking the federal court to direct the Army to provide Gersten and CAUS with any and all documents relevant to what the Colonel, now swears under oath, he saw and read. "The CAUS lawsuit is, in and of itself, ground breaking" Gersten declared. "Now with the Colonel's affidavit, we should be able to defeat the government's attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed and go forward with the judicial disclosure process." Perjury, or lying under oath, is punishable as a criminal offense usually incurring a jail sentence for the person convicted. Colonel Corso is believed to be the highest ranking military officer, if not the only officer, to come forward and state under oath to seeing 'extraterrestrial biological entities (EBEs.) CAUS v. Department of Army; Civil 98-0538PHXROS can be found at the CAUS website located at http://www.caus.org. END OF PRESS RELEASE Be sure to visit the CAUS web site at http://caus.org
ACTUAL AFFIDAVIT FOLLOWS. NOTE THE DEFENDANT IS THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Peter A. Gersten, Esq. Attorney for Plaintiff Arizona Bar #016925 Sedona, Arizona 86351 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA CITIZENS AGAINST UFO SECRECY, INC. 7349 Via Paseo Del Sur #515-194 Scottsdale, Arizona 85258 (602) 818-8248 Plaintiff, v. DEPARTMENT OF ARMY Defendant, ) ) ) CIV98-0538PHXROS ) ) ) AFFIDAVIT ) ) I, Col. Philip J. Corso, (Ret.) do hereby swear, under the penalties of perjury, that the following statements are true: That at all times hereinafter mentioned, I was a member and officer of the defendant. That during my tenure with the defendant I was a member of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at defendant’s Research & Development department. That on or about July 6, 1947, while stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, I personally observed a four-foot non-human creature with bizarre-looking four-fingered hands, thin legs and feet, and an oversized incandescent light bulb-shaped head. The eye sockets were oversized and almond shaped and pointed down to its tiny nose. The creature’s skull was overgrown to the point where all its facial features were arranged frontally, occupying only a small circle on the lower part of the head. There were no eyebrows or any indications of facial hair. The creature had only a tiny flat slit for a mouth and it was completely closed, resembling more of a crease or indentation between the nose and the bottom of the chinless skull than a fully functioning orifice. That in 1961, I came into possession of what I refer to as the ‘Roswell File.’ This file contained field reports, medical autopsy reports and technological debris from the crash an extraterrestrial vehicle in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. That I have personally read the medical autopsy reports which refer to the autopsy of the previously described creature that I saw in 1947 at Fort Riley, Kansas. That said autopsy reports indicated the autopsy was performed at Walter Reed Hospital, which was under the authority of the defendant at the time of the autopsy. That said autopsy report referred to the creature as an ‘extraterrestrial biological entity.’ __________________________ Colonel Philip J. Corso (ret.) Sworn before me this day of ___ May, 1998. __________________________ *Image of the actual page with Coro's signature and Notary seal