FILE - This 1944 file photo shows Ed Koch during his service in the U.S. Army in France. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has ... more 
FILE - This 1944 file photo shows Ed Koch during his service in the U.S. Army in France. Koch, the combative politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during three City Hall terms, has died at age 88. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch died Friday morning Feb. 1, 2013 of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo/File) less 
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Fri, Feb 1, 2013 6:52 AM EST