Cpl Harold John Kahler

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Harold was a member of Company A, 7th Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division during the Korean War.  Harold was injured on October 26, 1952. He was awarded with the Purple Heart.

Mr. Kahler’s daughter Julie McCann writes, “My dad left the bunker and went into a trench where he joined fellow Marines, (we know this because he spoke later about witnessing a friend who was positioned next to him be fatally hit) and was hit by a round. He was unconscious and suffered from amnesia for 5 hours. A metal plate was put into place on his skull during surgery and this injury continued to cause pain and fainting spells for the rest of his life, which ended 11 years later due to an injury to the same injury site.” .

We honor you, Harold Kahler.

(#Repost @National Purple Heart Hall of Honor)

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