"IT WAS A PROFESSIONAL HIT" SAYS WIFE OF
FORMER PENTAGON OFFICIAL WHO SERVED
THREE PRESIDENTS AS TOP ADVISOR - JACK
WHEELER'S DEATH WRAPPED IN MYSTERY
WHO WANTED WEST POINT GRAD DEAD?
WHAT SECRETS DID HE TAKE TO THE GRAVE?
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Here it is. Hundreds of you have e-mailed us asking when we were going to do a story on the mysterious death of former Pentagon powerhouse Jack Wheeler, whose body was found at a Wilmington, Del. land fill Dec. 30, 2010.
Just who "did him in" is open to question. The fact that he was murdered is established by the Delaware County medical examiner, who ruled the 66 year-old Harvard and Yale graduate was slain as a result of "blunt force trauma."
Did Wheeler die in a "professional hit," as his widow Katherine Klyce suspects? Or did he just go off his meds and wander into a "bad section" of Wilmington, where punks were more than happy to rob and kill an old, disoriented white man?
NEIGHBORHOOD FEUD STORY RED HERRING
The "official story," there always is one, is that Walker was feuding with a neighbor over a building blocking his view. Fiery Jack was furious, the story goes, and got up a petition from the neighbors. There was some suspicion Wheeler might have been connected to a "stink bomb" that was set off under the structure in the days before he met his untimely end.
We have conducted our own investigation and think that is a big red herring.
Yes, Walker was involved in a bitter dispute with neighbor Frank Marini. The new building going up across the street in New Castle, Del. from Walker's house did block the view of the river. And yes, there was plenty of bad feeling all around. But our sources tell us Marini has no organized crime connections. It is unlikely he ordered up a "hit" on such a high-profile and powerful man.
So that leaves the question of who did it and why?
WIFE SUSPECTS "PROS" DID THE KILLING
Walker was on record as being against the United States using germ warfare. He also bluntly crossed swords with various high-power people over the years. Did he die because of something he had found out - something that was serious enough to have him killed?
Muggers and street thugs don't usually bother to dispose of bodies in a land fill. Professional killers do. That is why Wheeler's brave wife spoke out to SLATE reporter Christopher Beam about who killed her husband.
"The way they disposed of his body, it's a miracle anybody ever found it. That just sounds like a professional hit to me," she said.
Klyce, who runs a silk importing firm, and family members, got together and offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Jack Wheeler's killers. That was in January. There hasn't been a single taker since.
"That indicates to me, perhaps no one has been on the reward because they've already been paid," she said.
The key question is who are "they?" Klyce leaves little doubt that she feels the killers are in some way connected with the government.
A POWERFUL MAN, WHEELER LIVED HARD AND DIED HARD
A native of Laredo, Tex., Wheeler had an exciting life.
Member of the famed Class of 1966 at West Point (30 members died fighting in Vietnam), and a key figure in the establishment of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, Wheeler's wisdom and counsel was sought by three U.S. Presidents, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush.
An Army brat, (his father was a colonel), Jack Wheeler was never known to suffer fools gladly. Blunt, outspoken, and some say at times obnoxious, he made his share of enemies along the way.
MilitaryCorruption.com can disclose that Wheeler suffered from bi-polar disorder and was on lithium to control his moods. It is true that his bizarre behavior, recorded on security cameras in Wilmington in the hours before he was slain - disheveled and holding one shoe in his hand, talking in gibberish - indicates he had some sort of breakdown. But was that problem "helped along" by a drugging with scopolamine?
We're staying on this story. So there may be more to come.