The Frank Olson Legacy Project
|Viewer response to A&E airing of Mind Control Murder, Sept.22, 1999|
Posted by "iasa"
Posted on A&E
web site in response to Mind Control Murder 9/23/99 03:40
Frank Olson was my
fathers immediate superior at Fort Detrick. After Dr. Olson's death
my father wrote in his journal that he was extremely concerned about Dr.
Olsons termination. Frequently he and his colleagues
would receive inoculations to protect them from various bateriological
or virological agents they were working with. Soon after raising questions
about Olson's death, my father, who was a Biochemist, was injected with
what was supposed to be a killed viral vaccine. It was allegedly to immunize
him from a retrovirus they had discovered during his work there that could
induce a form of Hodgkins disease. He recorded in his journal that
instead of using a killed virus they had hit him with a live
virus. He began to spike a very high fever, which he remained in for weeks.
When he returned to work he continued to raise difficult questions and
was almost immediately removed from Special Ops and demoted
to the status of a reader. This meant that he was out of the
labs and in the library. Soon thereafter, he entered the private sector
In late 1959, he
was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. My mother learned from his
attending physicians that not fewer than 11 Government laboratories regularly
analyzed my fathers cell morphologies as he died from what he described
as the time bomb with which he had been injected. They closely
watched my father die.
It is good that the Olsons were compensated for Franks murder. I am writing to tell you that there is a longer list out here in TV land of families who suffered horribly with no compensation. My family and I thank God that Eric Olson pursued the truth about his fathers death. Perhaps because Eric has shed light on this dismal moment in the history of our country other citizens will realize the extremes that seem justified to the monsters who killed Olson and my father. Perhaps the murders will cease. I doubt it.