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Soldier Killed in Iraq was Member of Cherokee Nation


WASHINGTON—The Pentagon on Friday identified the soldier killed in the line of duty in Iraq on Thursday as being U.S. Army Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler. Wheeler was a member of the Cherokee Nation, who grew up in eastern Oklahoma’s Sequoyah County. Master Sergeant Wheeler was 39.

He is the first American service member killed in action by enemy fire while fighting Islamic State militants.


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