George Howard (Huber) Wheeler – Ship Fitter, United States Navy

Born at San Antonio, Texas, September 26, 1881, he earned the Medal of Honor for “Bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, on January 20, 1909.”

He died on Janury 20, 1957 and was buried in Section 7 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Marian Faust Wheeler (December 4, 1889-January 2, 1933), is buried with him.


WHEELER, GEORGE HUBER

Rank and organization: Shipfitter First Class, U.S. Navy. Born: 26 September 1881, Charleston, South Carolina. Accredited to: South Carolina. G.O. No.: 18, 19 March 1909.

Citation:

For bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, 20 January 1909.

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