Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, a native of Roland killed in Afghanistan on Oct. 22, was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery recently in a private funeral service.
A memorial service for Sgt. Wheeler, 39, will be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church on U.S. Highway 64 between Muldrow and Roland.
The service is under the direction of Tad Rhodes and Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.
Sgt. Wheeler was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He is survived by his wife, four sons, his brother, Zack and Tammy Wheeler of Roland; four sisters, Tara and Jeremy Wade of Van Buren, Ark., Heather Quackenbush of Muldrow, Rachel Quackenbush of Cherokee, N.C., and Scotty Quackenbush of Roland; his grandparents, Lily and Jack Shamblin of Roland; the children of his brother and sisters, and many other relatives and friends.
Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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