Zoonotic Diseases

Diseases discussed here have a history of use as an agent for biological warfare, either in the U.S. or abroad. Its use may have been experimental or actual, and any detrimental consequences upon humans, animals or the environment may have been intentional or not, depending on the circumstances, the point in time, and the nature of the disease.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Biological Weapons / Anthrax Developer Dies as FBI Re-Opens Case


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 [edited]

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

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