RESIDENCE (DURING WWII):
✭ 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)
🎖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
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.
Dennis Wheeler his nephew and Brian Wheeler his grandson
File Unit: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946
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)
Brief Scope: This series contains records of approximately nine million men and women who enlisted in the United States Army, including the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.Source: aad.archives.gov/aad/