My thoughts and gratitude go to the family of Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, 39, of Roland, Oklahoma who died October 22 in Kirkuk Province, Iraq. This brave American soldier died from wounds he received by enemy small-arms fire during an operation in Afghanistan.
Master Sgt. Wheeler was assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command from fort Bragg, North Carolina.
I know Americans everywhere share the loss of this solider and extend their hearts and sympathy to his family and friends.