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Sailor from Eau Claire killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

Soldier against a U.S. flag graphic (properly sized)
Soldier against a U.S. flag graphic (properly sized)

UNDATED (WSAU) A Navy lieutenant who graduated from high school in Eau Claire has been killed in Afghanistan. 28-year-old Christopher Mosko was born in Philadelphia, went to school in Eau Claire for about seven years, and graduated from Drexel University in Philly.

He was one of three U-S troops killed by a bomb last Thursday in Ghanzi province in Afghanistan.

Mosko graduated in 2002 from Eau Claire Memorial High School, where he took part in swimming, soccer, and the show choir. Acquaintances remembered him as a dedicated athlete who worked harder than his teammates and was a self-directed singer. His family moved from Eau Claire soon after Mosko graduated, and is currently living close to his base in San Diego.

Mosko commanded a Navy explosive ordnance disposal unit, which was responsible to dealing with unexploded roadside bombs and other improvised explosives. He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star awards.