The Defense Investigative Service has announced that the remains of all five
personnel killed in the bombing of the Federal building in Oklahoma City have
Special Agent in Charge Robert G. Westberry, 57; Special Agents Harley R.
Cottingham, 47; Peter L. DeMaster, 44; and Larry L. Turner, 42; and Secretary
Norma Jean Johnson, 62, who were in the Oklahoma City Investigative Field
Office of DIS on April 19, were killed in the bombing. All five civilian
employees were residents of the Oklahoma City area.
Commenting on this loss, Director of the Defense Investigative Service John F.
Donnelly said, "These five outstanding professionals, each of whom was highly
respected and regarded, will truly be missed. To lose people for any reason
hurts, but to lose them by way of such an evil and sinister deed as this
explosion, is tragic."
Director Donnelly also extended his gratitude to the rescuers who worked in
very difficult circumstances to locate the victims as well as the people of
Oklahoma City for their personal warmth and assistance during a time of
The Defense Investigative Service is responsible for personnel and industrial
security for the Department of Defense. The Oklahoma City office has been
reestablished at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, and is being staffed by
agents who were out of the building at the time of the explosion and reassigned