Monday, September 24, 2012
A memorial service is planned Monday morning for the commander of an Arizona-based U.S. Marine Corps attack jet squadron who was killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan.
The service for Lt. Col. Christopher "Otis" Raible will be held at the Yuma Marine Corps Air Station's base chapel.
The 40-year-old from North Huntingdon, Pa., commanded Marine Attack Squadron 211. Six of the squadron's AV-8B Harrier attack jets were destroyed and two others heavily damaged in the Sept. 14 air base attack.
The service is open to family, friends and military members.
Raible joined the Marines in 1995 and had previously served in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Also killed was 27-year-old Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell of Kokomo, Ind. His memorial was held Friday at the Yuma base.