|From Norfolk Daily News norfolkdailynews.com
NORFOLK — A celebration of life service for Col. Randall L. Koehlmoos, 46, of Jakarta, Indonesia, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Christian Church in Norfolk with burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
He died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Jakarta following a car accident.
Randall “Randy” L. Koehlmoos was born on June 2, 1965, at Wayne to Larry and Karen (Oetken) Koehlmoos. He joined the Nebraska Army National guard when he was 16 years old. He graduated from Wisner-Pilger High School in 1983 and continued his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, graduating in 1987 and also receiving his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant that same year. He also received a bachelor’s degree from Pakistan University and his master’s degree from the University of Hawaii. He married Tracey Lynn Perez on June 27, 1992, in military rites at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Randy was a military career man, having completed 24 years of active service in the Army at the time of his death. He was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, and received his Master Parachutist Badge, completing over 100 jumps. He served military tours in several Middle East and Asian countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan, receiving the Bronze Star during the Liberation of Kuwait. He earned several other awards including the NATO Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Meritorious Unit Commendation.
Randy is survived by his wife, Dr. Tracey Lynn, and three sons, Robert, Michael and David, all of Jakarta; his parents, Larry and Karen Koehlmoos, Norfolk; brother Steve and his wife Della of Round Rock, Texas; two nephews, Jonathan and Eric.
Grandparents include Herman and Mary Ann Oetken of Norfolk and Verona Koehlmoos of Wisner. He is also survived by his father-in-law Miguel Perez of Las Vegas, mother-in-law Ronnie Bahan of Colorado Springs, Colo., brother-in-law Michael and wife Sherry Perez of Colorado Springs, and niece Andie Perez of Colorado Springs.