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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:47 pm    Post subject: Body of US military expert found in Del. landfill... Reply with quote

I almost hate bombarding the forum with these news stories often but I don't know lol....I figure maybe someone here at BFN has more meat on the stories I post and if they seem even a bit important or connects possibly with the issues we at BFN cover/discuss, then I am definitely posting it at BFN. Without further ado:

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Body of US military expert found in Del. landfill
By RANDALL CHASE, Associated Press Randall Chase, Associated Press 1 hr 14 mins ago

DOVER, Del. The body of a military expert who served in three Republican administrations was found dumped in a landfill over the holiday weekend, and investigators said Monday they do not know who might have killed him.

John Wheeler III, 66, was last seen Dec. 28 on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington. His body was found three days later, on New Year's Eve, as a garbage truck emptied its contents at the Cherry Island landfill. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Wheeler, who served in Vietnam, helped lead efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall in Washington.

The former Army officer lived in New Castle and worked as a consultant for The Mitre Corporation, a nonprofit based in Bedford, Mass., and McLean, Va., that operates federally funded research and development centers.

Police have determined that all the stops made Friday by the garbage truck before it arrived at the landfill involved large commercial disposal bins in Newark, several miles from Wheeler's home.

"He was just not the sort of person who would wind up in a landfill," said Bayard Marin, an attorney who was representing Wheeler in a dispute over a couple's plans to build a new home in the historic district of Old New Castle where the victim lived.

Wheeler, the son of a decorated Army officer, was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. He retired from the military in 1971.

Wheeler served as a special assistant to the secretary of the Air Force under President George W. Bush, and in the administrations of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He also was the first chief executive of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

As the first chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Wheeler led the multimillion-dollar fundraising effort to create the memorial on Washington's National Mall.

Fund founder and president Jan Scruggs said Wheeler dedicated himself to ensuring that service members were given the respect they deserve.

"I know how passionate he was about honoring all who serve their nation, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice," Scruggs said in a statement released Monday.

In a forward for the book, "Reflections On The Wall: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial," Wheeler wrote that the beauty of the wall photos in the book comes from the black granite's reflective quality.

"Before construction of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, those of us working on the project knew the wall would be shiny and reflective," he wrote. "But no one anticipated the sharp, true, and expansive mirror quality of the wall. The high polish of the black granite surface reflects blue sky, green trees, the Washington Monument, the Capitol Dome, the Lincoln Memorial, and the expressive faces of visitors who approach the Wall."

Wheeler's military career included serving in the office of the secretary of defense and writing a manual on the effectiveness of biological and chemical weapons, which recommended that the United States not use biological weapons.

"He was a very humble kind of guy, actually," Marin said. "He was never the kind of person who would talk about all the wonderful things he did in his life."
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Live by the sword....die by the sword.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He worked for MITRE Corporation - a very interesting organisation that plays a critical role in US defense. Currently chaired by the former Secretary of Defense and Dirctor of the CIA, James Schlesinger, MITRE's sole customer is the federal government for whom it runs various defense and other research and development centres.

To quote from their website:

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"MITRE's Mission

As a public interest company, MITRE works in partnership with the government applying systems engineering and advanced technology to address issues of critical national importance."


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"What is an FFRDC?

A Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) is a unique organization that assists the United States government with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, and/or systems engineering and integration. FFRDCs address long-term problems of considerable complexity, analyze technical questions with a high degree of objectivity, and provide creative and cost-effective solutions to government problems.

Working in the public interest, FFRDCs operate as long-term strategic partners with their sponsoring government agencies. In order to ensure the highest levels of objectivity, FFRDCs are organized as independent entities with limitations and restrictions on their activities. This unique standing permits special access to government information and a long-term perspective. Since FFRDCs are prohibited from manufacturing products, competing with industry, or working for commercial companies, industry and government confidently provide them with sensitive information. As private entities, FFRDCs have greater flexibility than the government in recruiting and managing a highly skilled technical workforce. Working in this environment, FFRDCs are able to support their government sponsors across a full spectrum of planning and concept development, research and development, and systems acquisition.

The missions and core competencies of the nation's FFRDCs support the diverse research and development requirements of their sponsors, which provide guidance and oversight of the FFRDCs' work. Developing long-term relationships with their sponsors enables FFRDCs to achieve a deep understanding of their sponsors' evolving roles, issues, and challenges, as well as to provide an institutional memory. Sponsors conduct comprehensive reviews of their FFRDCs every five years to ensure the quality, efficiency, and appropriateness of the work program. FFRDCs commonly transfer the practical results of their work to the public through such methods as cooperative research and development, technology licensing, open source participation, and contributions to industry standards.

MITRE Operates Four FFRDCs

MITRE is a not-for-profit corporation, chartered to work solely in the public interest. MITRE operates Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs). The FFRDC sponsored by the Department of Defense specializes in command, control, communications, and intelligence systems. The FFRDC sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration focuses on the development of a safe, efficient worldwide air traffic management system. MITRE's third FFRDC, co-sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), provides technical and program management advice to the IRS and other Treasury Department agencies in support of enterprise systems modernization. Our newest FFRDC, the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute, coordinates support to the Department of Homeland Security and its mission partners to protect the nation from terrorist threats, aid the flow of legal immigration and commerce, and recover from natural disasters and other national emergencies."

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our good man was involved with a nuclear incident involving Minot airforce base during Bush/Cheney reign of terror.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Wheelers final hours
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