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Release No: 753-12
September 17, 2012

DOD Identifies Marine Casualties

             The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. 

             They died Sept. 15, while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

             Killed were:

             Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible, 40, of North Huntingdon, Pa., assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward); and

             Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Ind., assigned to Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 13, Marine Aircraft Group 13, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward).

             This incident is under investigation.

             For additional information on these Marines, news media representatives may contact 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing public affairs at 928-269-3609.

             Correction: September 19, 2012 -- Lt. Col. Raible’s home of record was changed from Huntingdon, Pa. to North Huntingdon, Pa.

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