Bio: Koffler, Kevin (Military - 2010)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Faber, Koffler, Thums
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, August 25, 2010, online edition
Koffler recovering from injuries after explosion
Word has been received that Medford native Kevin Koffler was injured while serving in Afghanistan.
According to Koffler’s mother, Merri Faber, on August 13, the wrecker he was operating hit a roadside bomb, shattering his left ankle and fracturing the right. He had surgery in Afghanistan to stabilize the right ankle before being sent to Landstuhl, Germany.
He was then transferred stateside for additional medical treatment. He arrived in Portsmouth, Virginia on Saturday, August 21 and will be there for at least a couple of weeks. He has surgery Sunday on the right and will be having more surgery on the left later this week or early next week.
Koffler is expected to have a lengthy recovery and his family members are grateful that it wasn’t worse.
People may contact him at:
Sgt. Kevin Koffler USMC
Ward 4G Room 38
Naval Medical Center
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197
Koffler is a 2003 graduate of Medford Area Senior High School and completed basic training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego in fall 2003. He is the son of Merri Faber of Medford and John Koffler of Rhinelander, and grandson of Earl and Violet Thums of Westboro and Louis and Laura Koffler of Ogema.
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