Pentagon Identifies US Soldier Killed in Anti-Islamic State Raid

October 23, 2015 9:04 PM

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Pentagon Identifies US Soldier Killed in Anti-Islamic State Raid

Washington: The Pentagon on Friday identified the US serviceman killed during a hostage rescue mission in Iraq as Joshua Wheeler, the first American soldier to die there since 2011.

Wheeler, 39, a master sergeant from Oklahoma, was killed on Thursday during an anti-Islamic State military raid near Hawijah, Iraq.

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