It was with great regret that last week we heard of the passing of two CBRNE greats: Colonel Chris Parker and Dr Ngai Wong. Colonel Parker’s Obit was published in the Baltimore Sun, so we are able to print that extant, we do not have the full Obit for Dr Wong, so we have only limited information - we will edit this post once we receive it.
Colonel Christopher J. Parker (USA, Ret.), passed October 12, 2013 while off shore in Key West, FL. Colonel Parker was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. After completing undergraduate studies at Drake University, he attended Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was later inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame at Ft. Benning, GA. He later received his master degree in Industrial Management from Central Missouri University in 1989, and another masters degree in strategic studies from the Army War College in 2001. He completed over 25 years of military service to his country before retiring and working in the private sector. Colonel Parker was an accomplished sailor and could frequently be found on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. He is survived and missed by his wife, Sarah (nee Christofferson); two sons, Kurt and Andrew; his parents, three siblings, a granddaughter, and five nieces. Colonel Parker was 58 years old. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date. Published in Baltimore Sun on Oct. 28, 2013
Dr Ngai Wong: Senior Physical Scientist and Senior Science and Technology Manager at DTRA, and had worked for DTRA for ten years. Prior to this he received his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Florida in 1990 and his Chemical Engineering BSc in 1984 from Ithaca in 1984.