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The Delaware medical examiner's office has ruled the death of 66-year-old John P. Wheeler a homicide.
He was one of the lead characters in Rick Atkinson's book 'The Long Gray Line' a few years ago. If I recall, he came from a military family, had some trouble at the Point, and served a year around Long Binh before resigning to pursue business opportunities. He was also involved with the design and building of the Memorial, as mentioned, but I don't remember if he championed the design that won, which some called a 'black gash of shame', If I recall, the second place design was also used eventually, the more traditional memorial of the three grunts that stands at one end of the Wall.If he hadn't been involved in the memorial, I wonder if anyone outside of Delaware would have read about this?MattSt Paul
Yes, I realize I sad 'if i recall' twice and thus look like a moron. oh well, nothing new.MattSt Paul
Interesting viewpoint from the brits: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/05/cyberwar_expert_homicide/"The body of a decorated US Army officer was found dumped in a Delaware landfill on New Years Eve day, a few days after he expressed concern that the nation wasn't adequately prepared for cyber warfare, according to news reports following the bizarre whodunit."So it looks like they'd better be looking at Steve Jobs and Bill Gates as suspects in this one.
But if one DID want to check out and fake it as a homicide, wouldn't it be a good way to do it?
Makes you wonder how reliable dumpsters are for hiding bodies. If they had bundled him, would he have gone right by?
I had been wondering where the polite place to off yourself would be. Now I know!
More proof that the asassination business is alive and well. OK, maybe not proof, but close enough for my paranoia.
When I read it, I wondered which murder-mystery author had started writing headline news.It is pretty scary, and I wonder if it's personal or job-related.He's the kind of guy who might have developed a few enemies. But I can't see an old military man being an easy target, even if he's past 65.
Been down to the VFW hall lately?
Has any detail about HOW he was killed ever been released? Shot? Stabbed? Strangled? Poisoned? Dropped from a tall building? I've read several stories now, keeping my eyes open for information on this, and have seen nothing. I wonder why?
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