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Military Expert From Former Bush Administration Found Dead In Landfill

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Police are trying to determine how the body of a military expert and longtime government consultant, who served in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, was found in a landfill in Delaware over the New Year's weekend.

John Wheeler's death has been ruled a homicide. Investigators say his body was found on New Year's Eve as a garbage truck emptied its content at a landfill in Wilmington, Del., several miles from where Wheeler lived. But police say the truck made several stops before getting to the landfill and say at this point they don't know where the crime occurred.

Investigators say Wheeler had a reservation on an Amtrak train from Washington to Wilmington on Dec. 28, but say they aren't sure if he ever made that trip.

Wheeler had strong ties to Washington. In addition to serving three presidents, he also led efforts to build the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall and served as the first chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

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