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 H

 

              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 H
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)