Three people are responsible for the fall of Soviet communism. Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II have gone to their reward. The last of the three, Margaret Thatcher , died of a stroke today at the age of 87. Thatcher will be remembered for both her strong anti-communist views as well as the dramatic military moves that retook the Falkland Islands from Argentine invaders.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Theodore M. Glende, 23, of Rochester, N.Y., died July 27, in Kharwar, Logar province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire. Glende was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.
Lt. Christopher E. Mosko, 28, of Pittsford, N.Y., died April 26 while conducting combat operations in Nawa district, Ghazni province, Afghanistan. Mosko was assigned as a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Platoon Commander to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force, Afghanistan. Mosko was stationed at EOD Mobile Unit 3, San Diego, Calif.
John Donovan’s father has died. Please join us in honoring this heroic soldier, and beloved father. Our prayers and sympathies go out to John and his family.