Joshua Wheeler


Age: 39

U.S. Army soldier who became the first American service member killed in combat in Iraq since November 2011 when the U.S. campaign against the Islamic State terror group was launched last year and who was a highly-decorated Delta Force soldier having earned 11 Bronze Star Medals including four with Valor Devices.

Cause of Death: Wounds caused by small-arms fire during a special operations raid

Born: November 22, 1975

Died: October 22, 2015

Hawija, Iraq