Earle Wheeler

Earle Wheeler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Earle Gilmore "Bus" Wheeler, (January 13, 1908 - December 18, 1975) was a United States Army General who served as Chief of Staff of the United States Army (1962-1964) and then as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1964-1970), holding the latter position during the Vietnam War.Earle Gilmore Wheeler was born on January 13, 1908 in Washington, D.C. to Dock Stone and Ida Gilmore. He was later adopted by Ida's second husband. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1932 and was commissioned into the infantry. After graduation he married Frances "Betty" Rogers Howell, whom he met at a society party in 1930. He served in the 29th Infantry from 1932 to 1936, then attended Infantry School in 1937. He served with the 15th Infantry Regiment, from 1937 to 1940, stationed in China 1937-38. From 1940 to 1941, Wheeler was a mathematics instructor at West Point. Rising from battalion commander to more senior roles, he trained the newly activated 36th and 99th Infantry Divisions from 1941 to 1944, then went to Europe in November 1944 as second in command of the newly formed 63rd Infantry Division.show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134924180
  • 9786134924184