8 August 2011 0 Comments

Remembrances: Three Pennsylvania National Guardsmen Killed Afghanistan JULY 18, 2011

Three Pennsylvania National Guard Soldiers Killed in Action July 18, 2011 Afghanistan  

What were you doing on July 18, 2011

Three members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been killed by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Guard officials identified the slain soldiers as Sgt. Edward Koehler, of Lebanon; Sgt. Brian Mowery, of Halifax; and Staff Sgt. Kenneth VanGiesen, of Kane. All three men were members of the 131st Transportation Company based in Williamstown and Philadelphia. Five other soldiers in the unit were wounded in the blast Monday outside Bagram. A total of 39 members of the Pennsylvania National Guard have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the start of military operations in those countries.”

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Sgt. Kenneth VanGiessen, 30

 

Sgt Edward Koehler, 47 served in Marines 1982-88

Sgt. Brian Mowery, 49

 

 

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