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US Marine Lance Cpl Nicholas Ray KOEHLER born 16 Apr 1944 of Mason City. Cerro Gordo co, IA was killed by hostile gunfire 8 May 1965 in Vietnam 22 days after his 21st birthday.His body was recovered but I don't know where he was buried. Does anyone know where he is buried? His name is on the VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL in Washington, DC.
Nickolas Ray KOEHLERHe was the 7th of 8 children born to Harry Wilbray KOEHLER (1899-1975) and Auguste (HAYUNGS) KOEHLER (1906-2000) who are both buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Mason City, Cerro Gordo, IA [www.findagrav.com]
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US MARINES CASUALTIES, VIETNAM DEATHS RESULTING FROM ACTION BY HOSTILE FORCES
Koehler, Nicholas R. L/Cpl. May 8, 1965, Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Koehler, parents, 1431 N. Monroe st., Mason City, Ia. [Vietnam War Mem, DC - East Wall panel 02E
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Nickolas Ray Koehler -Lance Corporal
Mason City, Iowa; April 16, 1944 to May 08, 1965
NICKOLAS R KOEHLER is on the Wall at Panel 01E Line 112
Home of Record:Mason City, IA
Date of birth:04/16/1944
Service:United States Marine Corps
Grade at loss:E3
Unit: S-2 SCOUTS, H&S CO, 2ND BN, 3RD MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
Age at Loss:21
Location:, South Vietnam
Casualty Type:Hostile, died outright
Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire
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His eldest brother, Duane R KOEHLER died 9 Oct 201 in IA.
Obituary - Globe Gazette (Mason City, IA) 12 Oct 2010:
CRESCO — Duane Koehler, 78, of Cresco, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, at the Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the First Lutheran Church in Cresco.Friends may call from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Lindstrom Funeral Home in Cresco, and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Duane was born on June 10, 1932, at Fort Dodge, to Harry and Auguste (Hayungs) Koehler. He graduated from Swaledale High School in 1952. Following graduation he entered the United States Navy, serving his country in the Korean War. Following the service, he attended school in Des Moines to become a Journeyman Iron Worker.
Duane married Darlene Cook at Kankakee, Ill. To this union, he had four daughters. He belonged to Ironworkers Local No. 1 in Chicago, Ill., where he worked for 30 years. Duane moved his family to a farm south of Cresco, in 1975, where he lived until his death. Duane loved to fish and play cards.He is survived by his wife Darlene, son-in-law, Don Schroeder of La Crescent, Minn., four daughters, Roxanne Hendrick of Loveland, Colo., Bonnie Schroeder of Marshalltown, Iowa, Penny (Scott) Schroeder of Richardson Texas, and Pamela Sowers of Marshalltown, Iowa, twelve grandchildren, two brothers, Frank (Joan) of Mason City, and John (Jean) of Waterford, Ohio, three sisters, Clara Sherrill of San Marcos, Texas, Karen (Gary) Peters of Clear Lake, and Mary (Alan) Eggebraaten of Forest City, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara, grandson Dylan, his parents, two brothers, Harry (Pat), and Nicholas (Vietnam War), one sister, Rosella (Gerald) Schmidt, and a brother-in-law, Dale Sherrill. Lindstrom Funeral Home, Box 408, Cresco, IA, 52136, 563-547-2323."