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Pfc  Hooper E Wheeler

Pfc Hooper E Wheeler

134th Infantry Regiment - Company B

Hooper Edward Wheeler, Sr, son of Madison Samuel and Eura Vallie (Brown) Wheeler, was born January 1, 1913 in Bloomington Springs, Tennessee and moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma as a child. He married Doris Helen Adams November 25, 1933. The couple had 3 children, Hooper "Eddie" Edward Jr, Mary Ezalee, and Jerry Arthur. He served in the 180th Infantry, Oklahoma National Guard for 9 years and was honorably discharged in 1937. He registered for the draft October 16, 1940. At the time he was working at Hinds Mercantile in Tahlequah. He was inducted into the Army March 15, 1944 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, took basic training at Camp Wolters, Texas and departed for the ETO August 29, 1944. He joined Company B, 134th Infantry Regiment from the 38th Replacement Battalion on September 20 when the regiment was fighting in the vicinity of Agincourt, France and was promoted to Private First Class October 1, 1944. He was seriously wounded in action November 14 in the vicinity of Pevange, northeast of Nancy, France and died of his wounds November 21, 1944. Pfc Hooper E Wheeler is buried at Tahlequah Cemetery, Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Hooper Edward Wheeler, Sr    

Hooper Edward Wheeler, Sr 

Hooper holding niece Billye Jean Wheeler 

Hooper and Doris Helen, Eddie, Jerry, and Mary 


Hooper Sr, Hooper Jr "Eddie", Mary Ezalee, Doris Helen 

Lena Mae (sister), Hopper, Doris Helen, Margaret Lafferty  1934 - Tahlequah, OK 

Back: Hooper Sr, Hooper Jr "Eddie",  Doris Helen - Front- Mary Ezalee, Jerry Arthur


Cherokee County Democrat-Star, Tahlequah OK - November 30, 1944

Tahlequah Citizen, Tahlequah OK - December 14, 1944


Cherokee County Democrat-Star, Tahlequah OK - January 18, 1945


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