Christopher Mosko

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: San Diego, CA

Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Rank: Lieutenant

Lt. Chris Mosko intended to be a fighter pilot when he entered the Navy. Instead, he met NROTC mentor Lt. Sean Simmons, who steered him to special operations. Explosive Ordnance Disposal, or EOD, a selective community that combines intelligence, athleticism and fortitude with humility, was a natural fit for Chris.

He deployed as part of Southern Seas 2010 aboard USS Carl Vinson and contributed to humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti. From 2010-2012 Chris was the platoon commander of EOD 381 under Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force –Afghanistan integrating with SEAL Teams 3 and 10 and U.S. Army Special Forces 3rd and 7th Group and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.

Chris was killed while conducting combat operations in Ghazni, Afghanistan. He will forever be remembered for his dependability, loyalty and tremendous work ethic but most importantly for the happiness he brought into others’ lives. “Chris was kind of like the glue for everyone’s friendships. He was always the decision maker for everyone. He was like the dad in the family,” remembers Chase Derbin.

Age: 28

Date of Death: April 26, 2012

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