A ProMED-mail post -
ProMED-mail is a program of the
International Society for Infectious Diseases
Date: Fri 1 Oct 2010
From: J Howard Murphy
William C Patrick III, 1926-2010
Today [1 Oct 2010] we received word on the passing of Mr William C
Patrick, III. Not only was he one of the few experts in the world in
biological weapons development and dissemination, he also had the
unique ability to relate that information to 1st responders, medical
professionals, politicians, and intelligence and military personnel.
Bill was a patriot who loved his country and served her for over 60
years. He served in the US Army during World War II; and, from 1951
to 1972, he worked with the US offensive biological weapons program.
He served as the Chief of the Product Development Division,
Biological Warfare Laboratories for the last 7 years of the program.
Mr Patrick holds 5 US patents pertaining to biological processes and
equipment. In 1972 he joined the new US Army Medical Research
Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and served as its Plans
and Programs Officer until 1984, reporting directly to the commander.
He participated in the planning, directing, coordinating, evaluating,
and reporting on a broad, complex program of medical defense against
bio-warfare agents. In 1984, he was promoted to one of the most
senior civilian positions at USAMRIID as Program Analysis Officer, a
position he held until his retirement in 1986.
After retirement, Bill remained active as a biological warfare
consultant to the government and private organizations. He was a Team
Leader of a United Nations UNSCOM [UN Special Commission] inspection
visit to Iraq, and has received the prestigious CIA Meritorious
Citation and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
J Howard Murphy
My Question: Cause of Death?
Note the timing of his death, just as the FBI is re-opening the Anthrax-BioTerror Case of which he played a major role in development of the germ! - Read more about the reopening of theAnthrax case here; http://www.truth-out.org/093008A
See his wiki here to learn that he in fact did work at Ft. Detrick, where the weaponized Anthrax was developed that matches the kind that was used in the post-9/11 attacks; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_C._Patrick_III
See his profile here; http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=william_c._patrick_iii
Official Obit here; http://funeraldigest.com/obituaries/2010/10/04/william-c-patrick-iii/145778612