TOPEKA, Kansas – Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff from sun-up to sun-down on Friday, June 5, 2015 in honor of Marine Captain Chris Norgren.
Norgren’s funeral will be Friday at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.
“We are grieved at the loss of Capt. Norgren who gave his life in the service of others,” said Governor Brownback. “Our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time are with his parents, family, and all who knew him.”
Norgren, a Wichita native, lost his life May 12 while piloting a “Huey” helicopter on a relief mission in northeastern Nepal following the disastrous April 25 earthquake. Norgren previously served in Afghanistan and had been awarded a Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, a Combat Action Ribbon and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal with bronze star. He was commissioned in August, 2009.