American Flags and Arizona Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, September 18th in the state of Arizona in honor of US Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible.
According to the office of the governor:
Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible died September 15 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Christopher Raible was commanding officer, Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing based at MCAS Yuma, Ariz. Lt. Col. Raible commissioned in the Marine Corps May 21, 1995 and served as an AV-8B Harrier pilot. Raible deployed previously in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
His personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Air Medal-Strike/Flight (numeral 10), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (second award), Air Medal-Individual Action, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal (second award), and NATO Service Medal-International Security Assistance Force.