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