Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SFC Matthew Ryan Kahler, 29, of Granite Falls, MN

Tonight, Minnesota again mourns the loss of another hero.

Sgt. 1st Class Matthew R. Kahler, 29, of Granite Falls, Minn., died Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from small arms fire in Waygul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

We are in contact with the Casualty Assistance Officer who will be supporting SFC Matthew Ryan Kahler's family through the coming days. The family has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the services as the invited guests of the family. Until more information is available, we ask you to keep his loved ones in your thoughts or prayers.

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Rest in peace, SFC Kahler. We have the watch.