'Respectful' American Commando Killed in Iraq Was No Stranger to War

October 23, 2015 7:25 PM

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'Respectful' American Commando Killed in Iraq Was No Stranger to War

The elite American commando killed during a special operations raid in Iraq was a father of four who charged into the heat of battle, and was remembered by those who knew him as "extremely respectful."

Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler is the first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The 39-year-old Delta Force commando was killed Thursday in Kirkuk Province, Iraq, when he rushed into a gunfight during an overnight rescue mission that freed dozens of Iraqi hostag...

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