Robert H. Koehler
1925 - 2020
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Robert H Koehler November 14, 1925 - June 8, 2020 San Diego Captain Robert H Koehler, USN (retired) passed away at his Seattle home on June 8, 2020. Born in 1925 in Chicago, IL, to parents Ottilie and Herbert Koehler, he was a distinguished Navy veteran serving mostly in the Submarine Community. He was awarded many notable service awards, including a Bronze Star for meritorious service during the Vietnam War. He was a longtime Seattle resident, living part-time in San Diego. He is survived by brothers William (Edie), Ronald (Maureen), and sister Patricia Howard (Tom).

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Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on Jul. 3, 2020.
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July 8, 2020
My deepest sympathy to his family and may loving memories ease their loss and bring them comfort. I have served with Captain Koehler during my very early days in the Navy during the Vietnam war on board the USS Ashtabula (AO-51). I have great respect and admired his leadership. "Fair Winds and following seas, Captain".
Bert Claudio, CPO, USN Ret.
Served In Military Together
July 5, 2020
So sorry to read of Bob's passing. My deepest sympathy to Patsy, Tom, Edie, Bill and families.
Donna Ambrose
July 4, 2020
I will miss having Harbour Bob as a neighbor. I cannot see the closed
door without missing him coming out of it and making his way down
the walkway.
My condolences to his family and other friends.
Jean Hughes
July 4, 2020
On behalf of the officers, Men and women of the United States Submarine Veterans I offer our prayers and condolences on the passing of Thomas.

Thomas Koehler, Capt. USN. We who remain behind continue the watch. Sailor Rest Your Oar

Carsten Stigers
National Chaplain
United States Submarine Veterans
Carsten e stigers
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