Lt. Christopher E. Mosko, 28, of San Diego, CA, died April 26, 2012, 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. Mosko attended Drexel University and enrolled in the Naval ROTC program at University of Pennsylvania in 2002. Mosko aided in earthquake recovery in Haiti in 2010 and deployed to Afghanistan in January 2012. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He was survived by his wife, Amanda Turney Mosko, his parents, John and Gayle Mosko, and his sister, Meredith.
“Mosko was in a class of his own. No matter what, you could always count on him. If you needed something, he would drop what he was doing and help you out,” said Lt. Andrew Petry, Chris’ friend.
The Travis Manion Foundation honored Lt. Christopher Mosko through a Challenge Grant awarded to David Galluch in July 2012. David plans to create a memory book for Amanda Mosko, Chris’ wife, to leave a memorial on the peak of Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah Valley, and to volunteer with the Boys and Girls Club in the Greater Washington D.C. area.