FOR THE OTHER "SHUE" TO DROP
With our new probe into how Air Force Col. Philip Shue met his tragic death on a Texas highway in 2003, we have come to the conclusion, no one - including wealthy widow Tracy Shue - can be ruled out as a possible suspect.
By no means do we intend to infer the retired Air Force nurse had a hand in her hubby's abduction and torture which lead to his bizarre death on Highway 10 near Boerne, Texas. But we need to know more about Tracy's nearly two million dollar payday [$1.5 million life insurance policy; $250,000 SGLI (Serviceman's Group Life Insurance); lump sum death payout [Col. Shue died while on active duty]; and some $1600 a month in indemnity compensation.] All that, along with the couple's expensive home near San Antonio - a move to a $700,000 mansion in Alabama had been planned - and one gets the impression "the widow Shue" has been very well taken care of.
EX-WIFE AND WIDOW GET BIG BUCKS
The colonel's first wife, Nancy, has finally collected a million dollars life insurance money on her ex-husband, having successfully deflected a lawsuit by Tracy Shue trying to keep the cash from being paid out. That "settlement" is officially "sealed," but MilitaryCorruption.com has learned Col. Shue's "ex" received nearly $1.1 million when all was said and done.
Tracy, wife # 2, aided by her youthful attorney Jason Davis, is suing the USAA Insurance Company for "megabucks," accusing the deep pockets firm of negligence for continuing a large policy on Col. Shue's life after the officer purportedly notified them he had been threatened with death and suspected his ex-wife wished him harm.
The written threats, unsigned and issued over a period of four years, allegedly warned Col. Shue that his life was in danger over the big insurance payout that would go to Nancy upon his demise.
USAA declined to cancel the policy. They kept it in force as long as the colonel's first wife paid the premiums. Insurance experts here in Arizona tell us it is their opinion that was within USAA's right to do. But if Tracy and Jason prevail, it could mean many millions of dollars in damages, enough to make the initial money received after her husband's death appear to be small stuff indeed.
FOUL PLAY AND THE PHONY "SUICIDE" FINDING
There is no question in our minds that Col. Shue did not kill himself. It is absurd on the face of it that he would be able to physically slice off both his nipples, cut himself in the chest, and precisely remove the last digit of the last finger on his left hand. That would have to have been done by someone else, somebody perhaps with medical training and access to certain instruments. The nipples weren't "hacked off," as amateurs might do. They were removed surgically, with great skill. None of the missing body parts were ever found.
We feel someone waylaid the colonel on the way to work on the morning of April 16, 2003. How they would know for sure he would be going down the road in Boerne at such an early hour, so the snatch could be made, is an interesting question. But whoever took part in the abduction and subsequent torture, it likely was a planned "hit."
How did the colonel later get back behind the wheel of his car and desperately try to manuever it down the highway, we may never know. Certainly, he had to have been in shock, pain, and fighting to maintain consciousness. The weaving of his vehicle, observed by a driver behind him on Highway 10, indicates he was losing his battle to keep the Mercury Tracer from going off the highway.
But off the road it went, smashing into a clump of trees and taking the colonel's life. He suffered massive head injuries and probably died instantly from the terrible impact. The duct tape found wound around the tops of each boot and his wrists - Shue was wearing his Air Force fatigue uniform - indicated he may have been restrained and broken loose.
Whatever happened that day, it wasn't "suicide."
THE MILITARY'S UGLIEST "SECRET
It is the ugliest "secret" of the military,
that oftentimes - for a variety of reasons - troublesome deaths of personnel
in uniform are written off as "suicides" in order to spare military
investigators the trouble of actually having to find a perpetrator or
have an unsolved case remain on the books.
With the "authorities" writing the bizarre
death off as self-inflicted, there's no danger - at least at the moment
- of cops looking into a possible conspiracy to kill or maim the officer
for whatever motives.
The blood of Col. Philip Shue cries out for justice. We intend to provide it, and comfort - in any way possible - to his grieving parents and family who loved him so very much.
DISTURBING FINDINGS IN OUR NEW PROBE
We want to emphasize that MilitaryCorruption.com is not accusing either wife of the late Col. Shue of being involved in his death, despite the fact, that if you "follow the money trail," both women became very wealthy from his demise.
That the colonel's first marriage ended bitterly is a known fact. That his second marriage wasn't quite as "idyllic" as portrayed by Tracy Shue, is lesser known and somewhat disturbing. MilitaryCorruption.com has learned that in a phone call made to his parents home in Ohio just one month before his death, the colonel's now-widow railed at him in a harsh one-sided conversation.
We are told by Miriam Shue, Col. Shue's elderly but very alert mother, that she heard Tracy berate her son on the phone and demand that he get himself back to Texas to "mow the lawn." That the colonel was at his parents home because his father had suffered a mini-stroke and he was doing his duty as a devoted son to come stay with his mother in a large and otherwise empty house, seemed to have escaped Tracy Shue.
Others incidents we won't get into here at this time, also indicate that declarations by Shue's widow of having a "perfect" marriage and Col. Shue being his second wife's "soul mate," may have been slightly exaggerated.
Cynics might say it is easy to publicly blast the
"suicide" finding when one knows the likelihood of it being
reversed are remote. We disagree, and want to think "the widow Shue's"
intentions are absolutely honorable and that she remains committed to
"finding the killers" now as much as she did the first year
after her husband's death.
AN OFFER HARD TO REFUSE
As a public service, and a way for them to help clear
their name from any suspicion and innuendo, MilitaryCorruption.com
is prepared to fly both women to Phoenix at our expense, have them met
at the airport by a stretch limo - after all, they are both now in the
millionaire class - and put each of them up at the Scottsdale Hilton in
a top-floor luxury suite - separated of course by security men and as
much distance as possible.