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.


George Huber Wheeler Gravesite PHOTO
Photo courtesy of Raymond L. Collins


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