A man who fought to get the Vietnam Memorial built and served in two Bush administrations was found dead in a Delaware landfill.
John P. Wheeler III’s death has been ruled a homicide by Newark, Del., police and they are asking the public for any leads in the case.
Wheeler’s body was found in Wilmington on Friday after a disposal truck containing his body made pickups in Newark.
Wheeler lived in New Castle and he was chairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund during the Ronald Reagan era. He also held many high-profile government positions after graduating from West Point in 1966.
He was also an experienced business turnaround consultant.
Police believe Wheeler’s body had been placed inside one of the bins in Newark before a disposal truck arrived.