Earle Gilmore Wheeler
Earle G. Wheeler (GEN) (1)
Four Star General Officer Flag


Basic Information
Born January 13, 1908
Place of birth Washington, D.C.
Died December 18, 1975 (aged 67)
Place of death Frederick, Frederick County,
Cause of death heart failure
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse Frances "Betty" (née Howell)
(m. 1932 - 1975; his death)
Alma mater United States Military Academy
Nickname Bus
Personal Information
Nationality European American
Gender Male
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Height Unknown
Religion Unknown
Military Info
Allegiance 40px United States of America
Branch 40px United States Army

Service # Officer - 18715

Career SummaryEdit

Insignia Name Position Branch Rank Location Begin Date End Date
Military Career
[[File: [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
[[File: [[]] 00.00.0000 00.00.0000
Civilian Career

Dates of RankEdit

Awards and DecorationsEdit

Personal Decorations
Defense Distinguished Service Medal Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2 Oakleaf) Army Distinguished Service Medal
(two oak leaf clusters)
Navy Distinguished Service Medal Navy Distinguished Service Medal
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal Air Force Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (1 Oakleaf) Bronze Star Medal
(one oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (oakleaf 1) Army Commendation Medal
(one oak leaf cluster)
Service/Campaign Medals
American Defense Service Medal American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal (3 Stars) European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
(three service stars)
World War II Victory Medal World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal Army of Occupation Medal
("Germany" clasp)
National Defense Service Medal (1 Service Star) National Defense Service Medal
(one service star)
Identification Badges
Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Army General Staff Identification Badge
63rd Infantry Division 63rd Infantry Division
Shoulder Sleeve Insignia (worn as his
Combat Service Identification Badge)
Other Accoutrements
Overseas Service Bar (WWII) Overseas Service Bars
Foreign Personal Decorations
Order of Military Merit (Brazil) Brazilian Order of Military Merit Unknown
Star of Abdon Calderon (I class) (modern) Ecuador Order of Abdon Calderón First Class
[[File: Finnish Order of the White Rose Unknown
Legion of Honour (Commander) French Order of the Legion of Honour Commander
Croix de Guerre 1939-1945, palm French Cross of War palm
Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Grand Officer's Cross) German Order of Merit Grand Officer's Cross
[[File: Korean Order of Service Merit First Class
Order of Military Merit (Mexico) (Modern) Mexican Order of Military Merit First Class
Philippine Legion of Honor, Chief Commander Philippine Legion of Honor Commander
Royal Order of the Sword Swedish Royal Order of the Sword Grand Cross
Order of the White Elephant, I class Thai Order of the White Elephant First Class


World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War




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