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Tuskegee hero, William M. Wheeler, joins the ancestors

7/27/2011, 1:25 p.m.

William M. Wheeler, Tuskegee (DOTA) Airman joined the cadre of the Lonely Eagles on Tuesday, July19. He would have turned 87 on Aug. 20.

Wheeler set many positive standards of devotion, concern and decency in every endeavor in which he participated, frequently presenting his oral history at schools, military shows, corporations and aviation museums across the country. He will be truly missed by his family and many friends.

The viewing will take place Thurs., July 28 from 1800-2100 hours (6-9 p.m.), with the funeral celebration on Fri., July 29 at 1030 hours (10:30 a.m.), at Union Baptist Church, 24 Clinton C. Boon Place, Hempstead, N.Y. For information, call (516) 483-3088.

Wheeler will be laid to rest at the Greenfield Cemetery, Exit 21 North off the Southern State Parkway.

The final repast will be at Union Baptist Church.