Fallen Marine honored as he returns home to Wichita

Chris Norgren (KSN File from 2009)
Chris Norgren (KSN File Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – Capt. Chris Norgren was honored Tuesday by fellow members of the armed forces as his body was returned to Wichita at McConnell Air Force Base. His funeral will be held later this week.

Last month, Norgren was flying a helicopter that disappeared while delivering disaster aid to earthquake victims in Nepal. The helicopter was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers. The wreckage of the flight was found days later.

Photos: Fallen soldier honored

A rosary will be held Thursday and the funeral will be held Friday at St. Catherine Church at 3636 North Ridge Road.

Ron Norgren, Chris’ father, says his son loved helping people and he loved to fly. He said his son was doing everything that he loved and lived life to the fullest. Norgren was also a coach at Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita.

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A hearse carrying the body of Marine Captain Chris Norgren is driven off of McConnell Air Force Base while hundreds of base personnel line the street in salute. Norgren was the pilot of a helicopter that crashed in Nepal last month while helping with relief efforts in the earthquake-devastated country.
Photos: Fallen soldier honored

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