COL "RUSS" DINGLE (1956 - 2005)
A great pilot, a dear friend, and a courageous fighter against the evil of forced anthrax shots, Lt. Col. Russ Dingle, has succumbed to cancer after a long and valiant battle against the disease.
We at MilitaryCorruption.com will especially miss his phone calls, always encouraging us and cheering us up, despite his pain and the grim prospect that he might not live much longer. Russ never complained about his plight. He was an inspiration to us all.
This web site has written many stories over the years about forced anthrax shots. From the beginning of that battle, when we published the devastating article: "GREED AND GUINEA PIGS," until now, former Conn. Air National Guard pilots Russ Dingle and his close friend, Maj. Tom "Buzz" Rempfer, were in the forefront of the fight to stop endangering the health of their fellow service members with this so-called "vaccine."
The two officers were forced out of the Guard for their stand, but refused to buckle under to pressure from above. Too much money was at stake for the profitieers, like sleezy retired Navy Admiral William Crowe. who owned a piece of the only plant in the United States licensed to manufacture the controversial drug.
Lt. Col. Dingle left a legacy that his loving family can be very proud of.
Russ was the first military officer to identify for the chain-of-command that the antharx vaccine underwent unapproved manufacturing changes. He served as an expert for the General Accounting Office (GAO) and disclosed that the manufacturer's license had never been properly finalized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These accomplishments were critical to the cause, and led to a federal court ruling halting the forced adminstration of the shots.
"We'll never forget him," said "Buzz" Rempfer. "Russ showed us what courage was all about. He was a rare individual who always thought of others before himself. And he was one great pilot!'
Dingle's buddies in the Conn. Guard can attest to that. He had over 2,000 hours in an A-10 Thunderbolt II ("Warthog") on active duty as well as service as instructor pilot and flight commander for the CANG. The veteran officer also flew passenger jets for American Airlines until ill health forced him to stop flying.
A graduate of the University of Maine, Russ finished up his long and distinguished military career in 2003 as a recruiter for the U.S. Air Force Academy.
PLEASE REMEMBER HIS FAMILY
Dingle dearly loved his family - wife Jane, daughters Megan and Emma and his mother Barbara - who were all at his bedside when he passed on. Russ was predeceased by his father John and sister Laurie.
We at MilitaryCorruption.com urge our readers and those who appreciate Lt. Col. Dingle's many contributions to the fight for justice to please contribute in his memory to the "Megan and Emma Dingle Education Fund. Send your check to Bank North, 29 Main Street, East Hartford, Conn. 06118. Thank you.
As a final gesture of his selfless life, Russ donated his body to the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Those of us who were privileged to know him are the better for it. Rest in peace, dear friend. We will always honor your memory.