| Neighborhoods

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Memorial for fallen Norwin grad planned

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Marine Lt. Col. Chris 'Otis' Raible of Irwin, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate, was killed in action in Afghanistan.
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, 11:16 a.m.

The Norwin School District plans to host a public memorial service for Lt. Col. Christopher Raible on Oct. 13, at 1 p.m., in the Norwin High School Auditorium.

Raible died on Sept. 14, 2012, leading a counterattack against insurgents in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.

Raible, a 1990 graduate of Norwin High School, was a member of the math club, the Letter Winners' club and a starting defensive back for the Norwin Knights football team.

He was also a 1995 graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, where he received a degree in civil engineering.

During his time in the military, Raible received several awards, including the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

The memorial service includes a presentation of the colors by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard, a video, a slideshow of family and military photographs and remarks from several Marines, family, friends, Rep. Tim Murphy, VFW Post 781 Commander Don Kattic and former Norwin High School principal Ronald Peduzzi.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Penguins see Stars, blanked by Dallas in opening game
  2. Starkey: Pirates gaining bad big-game rep
  3. A field day on social media as Pirates’ Rodriguez attacks Gatorade cooler
  4. Steelers hoping to establish run early against San Diego
  5. Steelers quarterback Vick getting more acquainted with offense
  6. Pirates notebook: Fastball command issues hurt Cole against Cubs
  7. Kennametal HQ relocation rankles Westmoreland County business leadership
  8. Officials: 1 dead, 3 wounded in Northern Arizona University shooting
  9. Upper St. Clair lifeguard ordered to stand trial for rape of female lifeguard
  10. Clerical error blamed as Armstrong inmate is released
  11. Pennsylvania hardliners mum on GOP House leadership