1944: This file photo shows Ed Koch during his service in the U.S. Army in France.
March 1, 1973: In this file photo, a man interviews New York mayoral candidate, Rep. Edward Koch, in New York.
Oct. 17, 1980: In this file photo, New York Mayor Ed Koch gestures as he escorts Republican presidential nominee Ronald Reagan into Gracie Mansion in New York.
July 6, 1983: In this file photo, New York Mayor Ed Koch kisses singer-actress Diana Ross at the steps of City Hall in New York.
Aug. 30. 2004: In this file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch speaks at the first day of the Republican National Convention in New York.
May 16, 2012: In this file photo, former New York Mayor Ed Koch, right, talks to reporters as Assemblyman Rory Lancman watches in New York.
Former Mayor Ed Koch, the combative, acid-tongued politician who rescued the city from near-financial ruin during a three-term City Hall run in which he embodied New York chutzpah for the rest of the world, died Friday. He was 88.