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First Name: Raymond

Last Name: Wheeler

Birthplace: Peoria, IL, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Albert

Date of Birth: 31 July 1885

Date of Death: 09 February 1974

Rank: Lieutenant General

Years Served: 1911 - ?
Raymond Albert Wheeler

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1911

•  Occupation of Veracruz (1914)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Raymond Albert Wheeler
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army

Raymond Albert Wheeler was born on 31 July 1885 in Peoria, IL. Wheeler graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1911.

In autumn 1943, he was appointed to the South East Asia Command (SEAC) of the South-East Asian Theatre of World War II on the staff of Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, where he served as principal administrative officer and from February 1944, as Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, replacing General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell.

He served as Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 4 October 1945 to 28 February 1949. He directed the clearing of the Suez Canal following the 1956 Suez Crisis.

Medals and Awards

Army Distinguished Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters
Silver Star Medal
Legion of Merit
Mexican Border Service Medal
World War I Victory Medal
Occupation of Germany World War I Medal
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars
World War II Victory Medal

He was also awarded the Honorary Knight of the British Empire Medal.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant General Raymond Albert Wheeler died on 9 February 1974 in Washington, DC. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3214   Created by: MHOH




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