Marines Pay Respects to Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible

Marines Pay Respects to Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible


Yuma, AZ - Fellow marines, friends and family lined up Monday morning to say their final goodbyes and pay respect to Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible during a memorial service at the MCAS base chapel.

Lt. Col. Raible was the Commanding Officer for Marine Attack squadron 211 and was killed during an insurgent attack on Sept. 14th.

The Lt. Col. was 40 years old, and leaves behind and wife and three children. He had two daughters an 11and 9-year-old, as well as a 2-year-old son.

In Afghanistan, at Camp Bastion fellow marines also paid their final respects to Lt. Col. Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell with a memorial service for each.

Lt. Col. Raible's wife did not speak to the media today, but Sgt. Atwell's wife was at the service and spoke with the media about her husband and made quick comment on the Lieutenant Colonel's memorial.

She says, "He was just as brave as a man as my husband was and he has a fantastic wife and his loss is not going to be ever forgotten and it's appreciated."

News 13 is told by military officials that the family for Lt. Col. Raible is planning a memorial service on either the 6th or 13th in Pennsylvania at the Lieutenant Colonel's former high school.

However, that date is pending his services at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.


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