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WHEELER, GEORGE HOWARD (?–?). George Howard Wheeler, Medal of Honor recipient, was born in San Antonio. His parents are believed to be W. M. and Annie Wheeler. He was a Shipfitter First Class, United States Navy, and was cited for bravery and extraordinary heroism during the conflagration in Coquimbo, Chile, on January 20, 1909.


Committee on Veterans' Affairs, United States Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863–1973 (Washington: GPO, 1973).

Art Leatherwood


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Art Leatherwood, "WHEELER, GEORGE HOWARD," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.