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Ex GWB aide found dead in a landfill

John Parsons Wheeler 3d, a Vietnam veteran officer who served in three GOP Presidential administrations, and who chaired the committee that raised funds from businesses, agencies and prominent Americans to get the Vietnam Veterans Memorial built on the Washington Mall, was found dead in a landfill a few miles from his New Castle Delaware home this weekend. Newark Del. police say this is a homicide.

Wheeler, a Yale Law School graduate, was a defense industry consultant whose last government job was assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force in the last George W. Bush administration. He  had lately campaigned to return ROTC to Ivy League campuses, writes James Fallows of the Atlantic here. He'd quarreled with neighbors, says the Wilmington News-Journal here.

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Asked by tnmomofive at 5:27 PM on Jan. 3, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I had just seen the report of this on Fox. (yes, they do report the news!) Someone didn't like him - for sure!

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:40 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I want to believe this was just a robbery gone awry. From what I can find he wasn't "notorious" for anything that would warrant his murder. Then again, he could have had a whole "nother life that no one knew about, a la Elliot Spitzer!!

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:41 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • That's just sad. I hope they find his killer.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 5:43 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • I agree mommy of two. People deserve far better than to end up this way.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 6:38 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Wow..

    Answer by Izsarejman at 7:35 PM on Jan. 3, 2011

  • Yes, I saw the report on Fox News also. Not enough information yet.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 9:02 AM on Jan. 4, 2011

  • I heard an interview on NPR with one of his colleagues and it sounds like no one has any idea what happened. Hope the authorities solve the case.

    Answer by ceallaigh at 6:58 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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