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.
For bravery and extraordinary heroism displayed by him during a conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, 20 January 1909.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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