Hometown: Concord, Mass.
His MIA story: Wheeler attended for his brother, Naval Aviation Lt. Wilfrid Wheeler III. A World War II veteran, Wheeler left his graduate degree studies. His plane was likely shot down in 1953 in Korea. Wheeler (picured) was in Hong Kong as a banker during the time, and he received a telegram from home, notifying him of his brother’s likely death. “[after he was notified of his brother’s passing] We heard about three of his friends who were coming to Hong Kong, and we were able to make a connection. We hosted them for three days, and they were days filled with honor and great respect for him,” Wheeler said. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)