Joshua Wheeler
 


 

Age: 39



Summary:
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



Location:
Hawija, Iraq