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Army, Staff Sergeant

Shane Marion Koele

Hartley, Iowa

Koele was part of the 212th Mp Company, 793d Mp Battalion, 18th Mp Brigade, V Corps, Kitzingen, G supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He died March 16, 2005, from explosion. Koele was 25 years old.

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"I have so many pictures of him and videotape of him reading her stories, so we'll have all that, but it's still hard to think about how to explain it to her. She'll be proud of her dad, but it will still be hard to grow up without him."

- wife, Cheryl, speaking about their daughter