Marblehead Magicians Football

SSgt. Chistopher Piper Field

The home field of the Marblehead High School Magicians football team is named in honor of Staff Sargent Christopher N. Piper, 1st Battalion 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, NC.

 A Graduate of Marblehead High School and Captain of the 1979 Magicians football team. Piper enlisted in the Marine Corps September 30, 1980 where he served for three years.  He then entered the Army April 17, 1995.  After numerous assignments, including service in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, he arrived to 7th SFG at Fort Bragg, NC. in September 2004.  Piper deployed in support of operation Enduring Freedom in November 2004. 



SSgt. Piper was critically injured June 3, 2005 near Orgun-e, Afghanistan and died on June 16, 2005, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. 

His awards and decorations include: the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement
Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service
Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M”
Device, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Navy Sea Service
Deployment Ribbon, the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist
Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious
Service Medal, and
the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.