On 14 April 1945, Sergeant Wheeler was commanding No.3 Troop of No.3
Squadron, 22 Canadian Armoured Regiment.

Awarded Military Medal - awarded as per Canada Gazette and
Canadian Army Routine Order 5953, both dated 11 August 1945

"In an instant Sergeant Wheeler had crossed the bullet-swept ground to his second
tank, had mounted it and was carrying straight on. Although unable to deploy to any degree
because of the sift ground on either side of the road, he did not hesitate but charged straight
into the enemy positions, all guns in his troop blazing. His orders came over the air crisp
and entirely calm, belying the fierceness of the opposition and inspiring all ranks that
supreme confidence so essential to the success of such an action.."