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Wheeler, Earle Gilmorelocked

(13 January 1908–18 December 1975)
  • John Kennedy Ohl

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Wheeler, Earle Gilmore (13 January 1908–18 December 1975), army officer, was born in Washington, D.C., the son of Clifton F. Wheeler, a dentist, and Ida Gilmore. While still in high school, Wheeler enlisted in the District of Columbia National Guard in 1924, rising to the rank of sergeant before entering the U.S. Military Academy in 1928. He graduated in 1932 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry. That year he married Frances Rogers Howell; they had one son....

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