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Sgt. Edward W. Koehler

Army Sgt. Edward W. Koehler, 47, of Lebanon, Pa. was assigned to 131st Transportation Company, 213th Area Support Group, Pennsylvania National Guard, Williamstown, Pa., died July 18, 2011 in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his convoy with an improvised explosive device. Also killed were Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth R. VanGiesen and Army Sgt. Brian K. Mowery.

Sgt Koehler graduated from Lebanon High School in 1982. He served six years in the Marines, took a 10 year break and enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard in 1997 as a motor transport operator.