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George Huber Wheeler
Birth: Sep. 26, 1884
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1957

Interim Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, he served as a Ship Fitter First Class in the US Navy. At Coquimbo, Chile, on January 20, 1909, Ship Fitter First Class Wheeler was a member of conflagration crew on a ship in the 2nd Division of the US Navy Pacific Fleet. When a fire broke out at a hotel in the city, Ship Fitter First Class Wheeler volunteered with others to go ashore to attempt to extinguish the blaze. The group was unable to save the hotel, but successfully kept the fire from spreading to nearby buildings. For bravery and extraordinary heroism, he was awared the Medal of Honor on March 19, 1909. He went on to have a Navy career, served in World War I and retired at the rank of Lieutenant in 1937. He died at the age of 75 in Bethesda, Maryland. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Marian B Faust Wheeler (1889 - 1933)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 7 Lot 10040
 
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Record added: Sep 26, 2003
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