Ex-Pentagon Official To Be Buried In Arlington

View Comments
Jack Wheeler

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The funeral of a slain ex-Pentagon official whose body was found in a Delaware landfill will be buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that the funeral for John Wheeler III, 66, will include a procession in a horse-drawn carriage and his cremated remains will be laid to rest in a columbarium at the Virginia cemetery.

The newspaper says a spokeswoman at the cemetery confirmed the funeral would begin at 9 a.m. on April 29.

Wheeler was a driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and had worked in three presidential administrations.

His body was found among trash being dumped at a Wilmington landfill on Dec. 31. A medical examiner determined Wheeler died of blunt trauma injuries after being assaulted.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 7,689 other followers