A. Ernest Fitzgerald

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Arthur Ernest "Ernie" Fitzgerald (July 31, 1926 – January 31, 2019) was an American engineer. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He was a member of the Senior Executive Service in the United States Air Force. He was well known as a U.S. government whistleblower.[1] In 1968, Fitzgerald reported a $2.3 billion cost overrun in the Lockheed C-5 aircraft program.[2] As a result, he was fired by Secretary Melvin Laird under the orders of President Richard Nixon.

Fitzgerald died on January 31, 2019 in Falls Church, Virginia, aged 92.[3][4]

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  1. Carlson, Peter (1985-12-09). "A. Ernest Fitzgerald". People. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. The Journal of Public Inquiry Spring/Summer 2009 Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. "Arthur Ernest Fitzgerald Obituary". Dignity Memorial. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/a-ernest-fitzgerald-pentagon-whistleblower-fired-by-nixon-dies-at-92/2019/02/07/2f3277f4-2afe-11e9-984d-9b8fba003e81_story.html