Official: Pentagon official died from blunt force trauma after assault
January 28th, 2011
04:49 PM ET

Official: Pentagon official died from blunt force trauma after assault

Former Pentagon official John Wheeler died from "blunt force trauma after being assaulted," according to the Delaware medical examiner.

- From CNN's Allan Chernoff

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  1. Atown

    Wow, that's some riveting information. Awesome research. It must have been tough to edit the content.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • ktinmd

      I think he broke a sweat writing this article.

      January 28, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lulu

      News Journalism at its best.

      January 28, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaisha

      HAHAHA

      January 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      Short, sweet and to the point.
      Besides, this is the new age media, the folks who don't confuse the issues with silly little things like facts.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Graced

      I know, right? I hope CNN gives him a really long vacation after that.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Spencersb

      Too wordy. Could have read: "Fmr 5gon ofl Jn Wlr did frm "blunt 4ce trma > bng assltd," acc 2 DE med xmnr."

      Kidding aside, it's terribly sad that news of a Pentagon official's death rates this kind of update, but the words "Snooki update" return 1.2M google hits.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aaron E

      I like seeing the words "Snooki" and "blunt force trauma" on the same page.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • HONEYKENZIE07

      ummmmm yeah this kinda makes no since. it leaves more questions then answers and once again i smell a cover up

      January 28, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • EmmaLee

      Was this meant to be a twitter post? Where's the rest of the story?

      January 28, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • mimi

      HIRE ME CNN!! I write and investigate until its neat n complete. This indepth article acquired my attention enough to write something. I feel robbed. I'm sure the victims family also feels a heightened sadness from the lack.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark9988

      Hmm... same reason those birds in Louisiana died....

      January 28, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark9988

      Also.... a dog barked in Utah today.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • truthinrock

      Captain Obvious says, Hit the link that says "Full Story".

      January 28, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gbird

    Wow, I am overwhelmed by the intricate details of this story. It's mind-boggeling.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auntie Warhol

      You can't spell.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      I was underwhelmed as well. BUT, the salient points WERE given...

      January 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • bottledMind

      it's "mind bottling". Learn proper English.

      January 28, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. michaelbrenner

    Now THIS is the kind of in-depth, comprehensive, no-holds-barred reporting that only CNN can deliver. Awesome job!!

    January 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob Turner

    Jack Wheeler was a great man who stood up for Vietnam veterans when much of the country turned their backs on us. He will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • perkpi

      Nice to hear someone post something worth reading.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wzrd1

      May he rest with justice administered to whomever had caused him injury.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Sorry, this article is about John Wheeler, not Jack Wheeler. I know it's easy to get confused, the article is pretty long.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    Headline: 10 words.

    Article: 19 Words.

    Awesome.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. katy Heys

    May he rest in peace. And great up close reporting, CNN.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. MC Smith

    I had to take a break halfway through. I am going to go take a nap then read the rest of it.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jinda

      HAHAHAHAHA! Thank you.

      January 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Me

    Perhaps confused this account with his twitter account?

    January 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • holly

      Oh that made me chuckle a little. It is sad this happened though.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nick

    succinct and to the point. just how i like it.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Jack Wheeler was a public servant since the Reagan era. One of his lesser-known accomplishments was that he was the first to publish information showing that our President decended from Arab-African slave masters, news that still hasn't hit the press. His dead body was found in a trashbag, murdered. Now, I believe that there certainly are coincidences in life, and one would hope this is just one of them.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • serialmom

      Mo-ron

      January 28, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnOldGuy2

      you got your Wheelers mixed up, man....this is JOHN Wheeler, not Dr. Jack.
      love your show.....NOT

      January 28, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Monique

      He was also known as Jack by his friends

      January 28, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. nikosan

    Hey wait a minute...Isn't that what happened to the 5,000 birds in Arkansas? Mr Wheeler was a whistle blower to what happened in Arkansas and he succomed to the same fate as the birds! Not Joking!

    January 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • oneSTARman

      TEMPORAL DISPLACEMENT caused the EVENT.

      January 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auntie Warhol

      You cannot spell.

      January 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan

      Are you saying he suddenly fell out of the sky? Freaky!

      January 28, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mark

    Come on everyone, finally a story straight to the point!

    January 28, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Cesar

    I give up. This story is too long. My eyes have become read and heavy; Don't want to strain. Poor guy though.

    January 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jimbob

    Just to let you all know I boke a sweat when I went do do

    January 28, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ivnprt

    Not bad , a six figure salary for writing an article with 19 words and if he tweets it he will make even more !

    January 28, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
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