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Department of Army FOIA Response

From: UFOLAWYER1@aol.com [Peter A. Gersten]
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 19:23:46 -0400 (EDT)
Fwd Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 15:05:02 -0500
Subject: Department of Army FOIA Response

The following is the Department of Army's FOIA response to my
FOIA request concerning Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Corso's 'Day After
Roswell:'


Dear Mr. Gersten:

This letter is in response to your Freedom of Information
request, dated September 10, 1997. You are requesting a copy of
all records, memorandum, notes, reports, documents, letters
and/or any other equivalent recordation, including sketches,
photographs and film, pertaining to Lieutenant (Ret.) Phillip J.
Corso's recently released book, "The Day After Roswell."

As a matter under its purview, we have referred your request to
the following agency for action and direct reply to you:

		Department of the Air Force
		OL-P, 11CS/SCSR(FOIA)
		1000 Air Force Pentagon Room 4A1088C
		Washington, DC 20310-1000
		Telephone: (703) 697-3467

If this office can be of further assistance to you, please
contact Phyllis Walls of my staff, or myself, at the above
address. The telephone number (703) 607-3379.

Sincerely,

Rose Marie Christensen
Chief, Freedom of Information
And Privacy Acts Office



The following is my response and appeal of that decision:

Peter A. Gersten, Esq.
7349 Via Paseo Del Sur  Suite 515-194
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Telephone: (602) 818-8248
E-mail: UFOLAWYER1@aol.com

October 24, 1997

Department of the Army
Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts Office
1725 Jefferson Davis Highway Suite 201
Arlington, Virginia 22202-4102

Re: FOIA #97-1441

Attention: Ms. Rose Marie Christensen

Dear Ms. Christensen:

This letter is in reply to your response, dated October 3, 1997,
to my above-referenced FOIA request. On this date I contacted
your office and was told, by a gentleman on your staff, that any
records pertaining to the Roswell crash, including the records I
had requested, would have been transferred to the Air Force as a
matter of policy.

I am hereby supplementing my original request to include:

1) any and all records acknowledging, verifying, and /or
corroborating any and all of the records I had requested as
having been sent to the Air Force;

2) a list of which documents were sent to the Air Force; and

3) any all documents generated as a result of my previous
request, particularly any and all documents on which you based
your conclusion that any and all documents relating to my request
would have been sent to the Air Force.

I hereby include by incorporation any and all representations
made in my original request pertaining to fees and time limits.
Please be advised that, though I have interpreted your response
as a non-compliance with my original request and filed an
appropriate appeal with the Office of General Counsel, I fully
expect compliance with my supplemental request.


Very truly yours,

Peter A. Gersten



October 24, 1997

Peter A. Gersten, Esq.
7349 Via Paseo Del Sur  Suite 515-194
Scottsdale, Arizona 85258
Telephone: (602) 818-8248
E-mail: UFOLAWYER1@aol.com

Office of the General Counsel
Department of the Army
104 Army Pentagon
Room 2E725
Washington, DC 20310-0104

Re: FOIA #97-1441

To Whom It May Concern:

I am hereby appealing the Army's non-compliance with the
provisions of the Freedom of Information Act, specifically the
above-referenced FOIA request.

My appeal is based upon the Army's action in simply referring my
request to the Department of Air Force without conducting a
search for the documents requested, as required under the
requirements of the FOIA. My request was directed to the Army
because, according to Army Lt. Colonel (Ret.) Corso , it is the
Army which last had custody of the records requested. I thus
expect the Army to act in accordance with Congressional intent
and provisions of law in conducting an appropriate search. not
routinely shifting responsibility to another agency.

Please be advised that if my appeal is denied or if you do not
respond within the time limits prescribed under the FOIA, I am
fully prepared to institute judicial proceedings in the proper
District Court.


							Very truly yours,

Peter A. Gersten



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