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. Maullen

    I smell Pulitzer all the way on this excellent well written, but somewhat lengthy article. What research!

    January 28, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Yo Momma

    Yes... Riveting reporting. Where the hell are the details? What kind of assault... Obviously a blunt force trauma is an assault so what the hell CNN????

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

    Mr Wheeler was telling people before he was found dead that he was not drunk. I think he was poisioned or given something like GHB beforehand . We will never know because he was silenced by a BIG organization. You decide who.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Heinrich Atomic

    This deeply insightful and in depth article has certainly given me much to think about.
    The author is surely in line for a Pulitzer. I for one applaud your investigative skills.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Violet

    WHO? John Wheeler...WHAT? He was hit hard and died...WHEN? ... Recently.. WHERE? Delaware... WHY? Under investigation. Good job CNN, don't listen to them.

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

    He mush have collision with those birds,they both died from same thing.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. nikosan

    Has Jesse Ventura commented on the subject?

    January 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul

    i think i shud applie for a job at cnn thay seem like thay could use a gud righter like me.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. manuallabor

    Amazing the man died from blunt force trauma, the same thing they said killed all the birds in Arkansas, I guess they didn't want him blowing the whistle on what really happened to those birds, OR the chemical weapons being moved by air from the Arkansas weapons depot.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Haiku anyone?

    Amazing economy of words, but I'll do you one better. I'll do it in Haiku form:

    Pentagon John dead.
    What was the cause of it all?
    A bonk on the head.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. junav

    WOW! This is the longest article I have ever read..Is this a fb update or a news paper article?

    January 28, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    If you are referring to the author, Allen Chenoff, he does not need a vacation! Paul taught him everything he knows.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bostongye

    Mob hit?

    January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. obsoletedude

    Wow, it took me a few tries to get through this story. The writing was so in-depth and the effort Allan Chernoff put into writing this shows he deserves his salary. I assume he's earned a long vacation. Is this what they now teach at Journalism school. "The news should never be more than one sentence, and that sentence should be exactly the same as the headline, but with a couple extra words!"

    Great journalism by CNN

    January 28, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bill

    Geezzz guys. C'mon give CNN a break. Could have been a hectic day, deadline, etc. Why is everyone picking on CNN today?

    January 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
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