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.
Lt. Mosko lived in Pittsford, a suburb of Rochester, NY, for several years. His father, on his blog, has corrected some of the media reporting.
Mosko spent his high school years in Eu Clarie, Wisconsin. He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia 2002 to 2007 and received his Navy commission through their ROTC unit there. Drexel awarded him a B.S. degree in Finance and Engineering.
From 2007 to 2008 he was at the Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal school at Eglin AFB in Florida. He then served as an Assistant Operations Officer until May 2009 when he received his first command assignment.
At the time of his death he was serving as a platoon commander in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3). The unit is stationed in San Diego.
He leaves behind a wife, Amanda, who is also a Navy officer. He is also survived by his father and mother, John and Gayle Mosko and a sister Meredith.
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