Update: We received notice that it may be delayed until 11:45am.
Escort to take place at 11am on May. 10, 2012 - Body Will Be Driven from NASNI down 4th Street to the Bridge
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer Lieutenant Christopher Mosko’s body will arrive from Dover Air Force Base, Del. at Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado, Calif. during a dignified transfer.
San Diego Police Department, FBI Bomb Squad and Patriot Guard Riders will escort Mosko’s body from Naval Air Station North Island, Coronado to Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary in San Diego, Calif. Media and public wishing to pay their respects may view the motorcade along the route:
FROM: NASNI 4th Street Gate to the Coronado Bay Bridge (Public is invited to stand along 4th Street at 11am)
FROM: Highway 5/Exit 16B to Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary, 3655 5th Ave, San Diego, Calif. 92103.
1:00 p.m. PST Friday May. 11, a memorial service will be held at the Naval Base Point Loma (NBPL) Chapel, followed by a military funeral and burial at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to attend the memorial service. The memorial service at NBPL Chapel is not open to media and general public.
Remembering the Dead: New Names for a Wall That Keeps Growing
Lieutenant Mosko died in Ghazni Province when the vehicle he was traveling in struck a bomb. Two other soldiers died with him.His peers, mentors and friends recalled him as an archetype and a role model, the sort of young officer who always seemed to improve.
As a business and engineering student at Drexel University in Philadelphia, he enrolled at the Naval R.O.T.C. unit at the University of Pennsylvania. He had intended to be a fighter pilot. His direction changed, however, when he met John Ismay, a Navy explosive ordnance disposal officer who took a brief break from security duties at the United Nations to speak to the midshipmen at Penn. Midshipmen Mosko then shifted plans and began competing to be assigned to the explosive ordnance disposal field.
Read the entire NY Times article here.
Related: Father of Lt. Christopher Mosko has written about his son on his blog.
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