Elvin R. Heiberg III

 

 

Age: 81

 

Summary: retired army general who was Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1980's but who decades later had expressing regret for failing to fight hard enough to build floodgates that he believed might have protected New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: March 2, 1932

 

Died: September 27, 2013

 

Location: Arlington, Virginia