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Cherokee soldier killed in IS operation


Cherokee soldier killed in IS operation: [] Wheeler enlisted in the Army as an infantryman in May 1995, at 19, and was deployed three times in combat operations to Iraq and Afghanistan before 2004. He was later assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and deployed another 11 times to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Wheeler was a heavily decorated soldier who earned 11 Bronze Star medals and numerous other commendations. He has been awarded a Purple Heart posthumously, according to a memorial page for Wheeler.

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