Andersen Airman Identified Published April 12, 2016 36th Wing ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- An Airman who was found dead in his private quarters April 11 on Andersen AFB, has been identified as Lt. Col. Patrick Whelan from the city of Washington, Maine. The 46-year-old was assigned to the 36th Mission Support Group as the deputy commander. The cause of death is an apparent suicide. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of life,” said Brig. Gen. Andrew Toth, 36th Wing commander. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his friends and loved ones.” Whelan is survived by his wife and two children.