Defense Department confirms local Marine's death
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An Irwin native who commanded a Marine Harrier jet squadron was among two Marines killed in Friday's Taliban attack in Afghanistan, the Department of Defense confirmed today.
Lt. Col. Christopher "Otis" Raible, 40, leader of Marine Attack Squadron 211 based in Arizona, died in the assault on Camp Bastion in Helmand Province that the Taliban announced was launched to kill Britain's Prince Harry, an Apache helicopter pilot stationed there.
Lt. Col. Raible was a 1990 graduate of Norwin High School who earned a civil engineering degree at Carnegie Mellon in 1995 before joining the Marines to become a pilot.
The Norwin School Board will read a statement of sympathy for him at tonight's meeting.
First Published September 17, 2012 4:28 pm