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Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Ryan Kahler

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Ryan Kahler picture
Age: 29
Conflict: Afghanistan
Casualty Date: January, 2008
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team
Hometown: Granite Falls, Minnesota

Died on January 26, 2008, at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from small arms fire in Waygul, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation as an Afghan guard possibly mistook Kahler as an enemy combatant and engaged him with small arms fire.