For God and Country

Martin County Veterans Memorial www.mcvm.org

KOEHLER, GAYLE J.

YEARS OF SERVICE: 1969-1989

BRANCH OF SERVICE: Air Force

BIOGRAPHY: Gayle was an Air Force Clinical Nurse for 20 years. She attended Military Indoctrination of Medicine Service officers for 3 weeks in October of 1969; Clinical Nursing Symposium Course, 1 week, March of 1970, Squadron Officer School correspondence program in 1975, Personal Management Course for Supervisors , 40 hours, October of 1976, Civilian Personnel, Policies, Practices, and Procedures, 30 hours on January 1980, Commander/Staff Officer OJT Briefing, 4 hours, June 1982, Work center/Section Supervisor OJT. Gayle got out of the service ater 20 years service at the rank of Major with the following decoration; Meritorious Service Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; AF Commendation Medal w/Oak Leaf Cluster; AF Achievement Medal; AF Organizational Excellence Award; National Defense Service Medal; AF Long Tour Overseas Ribbon w/Oak Leaf Cluster; AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters; AF Training Ribbon. She is buried at Fairview Memorial  Park Cemetery , in Fairmont, Minnesota.