SHUE LIED TO ME," GRIEVING MOM
(c) 2006 MilitaryCorruption.com
What manner of evil is this?
The elderly mother of Col. Philip Shue, grieving the loss of her beloved son, asked his wealthy widow a simple request: "Please send Philip's remains back to Ohio for a Christian burial." Tracy Shue promised she would, her mother-in-law said. "But later on, when I asked her why the delay, she coldly and cruelly told me she'd had him cremated. Oh, my God! I felt like I'd been stabbed in the heart," recalled the 91 year-old lady, in an exclusive interview with MilitaryCorruption.com.
That wasn't the only abuse Miriam and Bruce Shue, devoted parents of the late Col. Philip Shue (killed in a mysterious Texas car crash in 2003) reported to us.
Before their daughter-in-law cut off contact with them in late 2005 ("We didn't even get a Christmas card from her last year.") she'd barged into their home with her lawyer in tow, demanding access to Mrs. Shue's personal diaries.
"Tracy claimed she needed them to look up any passages that mentioned my son's first wife, Nancy," Miriam Shue said. "I'd earlier copied down the relevant quotes on separate sheets of paper because, quite frankly, I felt the other contents of my diaries were none of her business."
However, in a heated scene, where the wealthy widow shouted at and bullied the shocked, elderly couple, the Widow Shue made off with several of the annual diaries under her arm.
"I was sickened and disgusted she would shout at my wife like that," Bruce Shue recalled. "Miriam has been in ill health and she could have had a stroke. I contacted Tracy and told her to bring back the diaries, or I would hire a lawyer and sue to recover them. She backed off, and returned the books the next day."
But not before making photocopies of the personal remembrances of her dear husband's mother.
"I felt violated," Miriam Shue said. "She had no right to do that, or treat me in such a disrespectful way."
MORE EXAMPLES OF ABUSE BY "THE WIDOW SHUE"
That was not the first nor the last time "Tracy the Shrew" - as she's been dubbed by one of our female readers - abused her dead husband's parents.
[See "related stories box" at the end of this article for previous stories on the Shue case.]
We will forever be proud of our role in pressuring Tracy to return $12,000 to the aged couple after she'd "solicited" the cash from them, claiming she "needed" the money for "legal expenses." This, from a woman who cleaned up nearly two million dollars in insurance policies and "bennies" as a result of the strange death of their son.
"Thank God for MilitaryCorruption.com," the Shues told us. "If it wasn't for you, we're sure we'd never have seen that money again."
Sadly, to date, MCC has failed to sufficiently shame the millionairess enough for her to finally give Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Shue a long-awaited video tape of their son's memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery.
"What kind of creature is this woman?" asked a reader from Florida. "Either she's insane, or hiding something, or both."
"I wonder what her dead husband would think of the way she's treated his parents," wrote a retired Air Force colonel from Colorado.
"Col. Shue was my flight surgeon at Travis," said a retired senior NCO. "He was well-liked, and such a decent man. I feel terrible about what happened to him."
A CONFESSION FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: "WE WERE ROLLED."
Yes, we were had. MilitaryCorruption.com believed all the tales of domestic bliss spun to us by Tracy Shue back in the days when she needed us to get her "story" out to the public. It was she who first contacted us by e-mail. Not the other way around.
"You're my hero," she scribbled on a note sent to our editor-in-chief. We still have it in our files.
"Philip was my soul-mate," his widow gushed. "We were so happy together." Another time, she breathlessly told us they'd had "the perfect marriage." [More about that in upcoming articles.] Didn't Shakespeare once write: "Methinks the lady doth protest too much?"
She certainly tried to paint the first wife, Nancy, as the one behind her husband's mysterious death. "She had a million dollar life insurance policy on my husband," Tracy fumed. "Why, that's an incentive to commit murder!" We wonder then, what double that amount would be?
Well, the "tiny terror" played us like a violin. And it was our fault. We should have asked tough questions from the very beginning. But we fell for her version of events - hook, line and sinker. Mea Culpa.
NO ANSWERS, BUT PLENTY OF ATTACKS ON MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM
It's interesting to note that to this day, both the Widow Shue and MilitaryCorruption.com agree that Col. Shue did not and could not have committed "suicide." The physical evidence alone, makes such a theory improbable. So why is she so hostile to MCC's in-depth probe of her husband's death now? Could it be we are getting a bit too close to the truth?
When did Col. Shue's "devoted" wife take out the mega-bucks insurance policies on his life? Or did he? Is his name on the dotted line? Who paid the hefty premiums? What about the two-year "incontestability" period on the huge policies? There are so many questions we'd like to ask Tracy that the police apparently did not.
We've given her numerous opportunities to express herself on our well-read pages. But all we've received in response is a venomous stream of invective. For example. On her stupid, little blog she attacks our editor-in-chief - a decorated Vietnam combat veteran - as a "coward." She labels him a "sadistic predator," and, in a clearly libelous lapse (that will ultimately prove very expensive to "Little Miss Moneybags") she writes, and we quote, that our editor "can proudly take his place with other serial killers like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahlmer."
For those of you not old enough to remember, Bundy liked to kill women; Gacy was a homicidal and homosexual maniac; and Dahlmer murdered young boys and then had them for dinner.
After reading such bilge, to include Shue's declaration MilitaryCorruption.com is an "anti-government" web site, we are very concerned for Tracy's mental health and urge her to get help right away.
A SUDDEN CHANGE IN DIRECTION - "FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL"
When did the Widow Shue abruptly shift gears and stop talking to MilitaryCorruption.com? Was it after the Cyril Wecht autopsy result arrived in April 2004 and we were the last to know? Already, we'd noted uneasily there was no more talk like: "I'm determined to find who killed my husband." Why, there was almost no talk about Philip Shue at all. But there was plenty said about mounting a huge lawsuit against the deep-pockets USAA Insurance Company of San Antonio, Texas. Winning that one would mean the two million bucks she'd already realized from her husband's tragic demise would be "chump change" indeed.
[Please read our exclusive story - check "related stories box" - on how the wealthy widow tried to use a little known Texas law called the "Slayer Statute" to grab the proceeds of the million-dollar life insurance policy first wife Nancy held on Col. Shue. Tracy lost that one, darn it all. But what the heck. A million here, a million bucks there. It's only money. And there's plenty to go around.]
"Sorry, can't talk to you. Got to obey the (court-ordered) gag order," Shue chirped into the phone in 2005. And then we were left in the dust, like a used tissue paper.
What shocked us the most was Tracy's sudden emphasis on accumulating more money, not "hunting down" those she had once called her husband's "killers." Why the sudden change of direction? Why the blithe comment to us about potential suspects: "Oh, they're probably down in Mexico by now, anyway."
Guess we should stop looking then, huh?
Flashing lights went off in front of our face. The word "SUCKER" blazed from a huge billboard. Omigawd, we've been rolled, and by a real pro. The master manipulator.
That's when we started wondering about some of the other comments Tracy had made, such as her amazement why anyone would suspect her of anything: "After all," she said. "Philip was worth more to me alive than dead."
Ouch! Does that seem a tad "cold," to you readers out there? Not exactly the way we'd think a devoted wife would describe her darling husband, the "soul-mate" from a "perfect marriage."
A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR THE "STUCK PIG"
In Texas, they say when you stick a pig, it loudly squeals. Well, we can already hear the "noise" all the way out here. The little sow is thrashing around in her pen.
You want to remember something, Tracy Shue. You've said that cold-blooded remark about your late husband - "worth more to me alive than dead." - to others, who will testify to that fact. So don't try and deny it.
Oh yes, we neglected to tell you something before, because at the time, it didn't seem important. But it's very important right now.
You see, right after 9/11, MilitaryCorruption.com installed a taping system for our telephone. With just one "flick of the switch," any incoming or outgoing calls can be immediately recorded and "saved for posterity."
Unlike California, Maryland and other states, in Arizona it's all nice and legal, under both state and federal law.
Just thought you'd like to know.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: To whom it may concern: Beefed up security measures have been taken around the home of our editor-in-chief. His guarded residence is in Maricopa County, protected by America's toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio. Any attempt at a repeat of the Don Bolles incident will be met by the most serious consequences. You have been warned.]