FULL NAME:

Hobert E. Wheeler

ARMY SERIAL NUMBER (ASN):

35879846

  • DATE OF BIRTH: Jun 13, 1921
  • DATE OF DEATH: Jan 12, 1979
RESIDENCE (DURING WWII)

Cincinnati, Ohio

DATE / PLACE OF ENLISTMENT
  • DATE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Dec 4, 1943
  • PLACE OF ENLISTMENT:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
ORGANIZATION
  • MAIN UNIT:
    38th Infantry Regiment
  • SUBUNIT:
    Company C, 1st Battalion
RANK / POSITION IN UNIT (LAST KNOWN)
  • RANK:
    Private First Class (Pfc.)
  • POSITION IN UNIT:
    Light Machine Gunner
BATTLES AND CAMPAIGNS

✭ Northern France Campaign (25 July – 14 September 1944), ✭ Ardennes-Alsace Campaign (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945), ✭ Rhineland Campaign (15 September 1944 – 21 March 1945), ✭ Central Europe Campaign (22 March – 11 May 1945)

DECORATIONS AND CITATIONS (AWARDS)

🎖Bronze Star Medal, 🎖Good Conduct Medal, 🎖American Campaign Medal, 🎖European–African–Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, 🎖WWII Victory Medal, 🎖Distinguished Unit Citation, 🎖Honorable Service Lapel Button, 🎖Combat Infantry Badge

SUMMARY OF HIS SERVICE

He trained at Camp Chaffee,Arkansas and then at Camp Shelby Mississippi. PFC Wheeler arrived in France on August 14, 1944 and joined Company C, 38th Inf. Regt., 2nd Infantry Division. During the Battle for Rocherath his position was overrun and he was behind German lines for 3 days before he was able to get back to Elsenborn.

Hobert (Kelly was his nickname) worked as a bartender in Cincinnati until his death in 1979 of cancer. He struggled with his memories of the war.

STATUS
  • CATEGORY:
    Missing in action (MIA)
  • DATE:
    Dec 19, 1944
  • LOCATION:
    Rocherath, Belgium
  • NOTES:
    Missing in Action for three days during the Battle of the Bulge. He managed to returned back to the American sector.
HONORED BY:

Dennis Wheeler his nephew and Brian Wheeler his grandson

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File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records)
in the Series: World War II Army Enlistment Records, created 6/1/2002 - 9/30/2002, documenting the period ca. 1938 - 1946. - Record Group 64 (info)

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