Small Wars Journal

Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Christopher Raible: CO, Aviator, Rifleman, Marine

Slain Marine Commander’s Actions Called Heroic by Ernesto Londoño  of The Washington Post.

Lt. Col. Christopher K. Raible was heading home to video chat with his wife after dinner when the first blasts rang out. The pops in the distance on Sept. 14 at Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan were harbingers of the most audacious Taliban attack on a major NATO base in the decade-long war.

Like most folks in the sprawling remote desert camp, Raible, 40, a Marine fighter pilot, faced two choices: seek cover or run toward the sound of gunfire...