LeBow Alumnus Christopher Mosko Dies in Afghanistan

Story Highlights

  • LeBow community mourns death of alumnus Christopher E. Mosko '07.

  • Mosko will be honored at special event hosted by Drexel’s Office of Student-Veteran Services at noon on Thursday, May 17, at the Armory on the University City Campus.

The LeBow community is mourning the death of alumnus Christopher E. Mosko ’07, a naval lieutenant, who died in Afghanistan last Thursday.

Mosko, 28, was a business and engineering major who participated in the University’s ROTC program. He was a member of the Commerce and Engineering Society, which is now NOBE, and he also took part in the 2007 Baiada Center Business Plan Competition.

Zack Howitt ’11, also a business and engineering alumnus and ROTC participant now serving in the Navy, remembers Mosko as a model student. “He helped me out tremendously during my freshman year.  He was the one who first referred me to what was then the Commerce and Engineering Society, and talked up the Business and Engineering program, encouraging me to switch into the major during orientation week before my freshman year began.” Howitt also says that Mosko gave him advice on how to excel along the way.

“He was by far an incredibly smart and active student on campus, and he did very well after graduation as a Naval Officer,” Howitt says.

Mosko graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, before coming to Drexel. Mosko’s father, John Mosko, mourned his son in a blog post Friday. “He was a great man in so many ways. We loved him and cherished him and now we will grieve him,” his father wrote.

At the time of his death Mosko was serving as a platoon commander in Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3 (EODMU 3), stationed in San Diego. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart posthumously.

In his memory, Mosko will be remembered at a special event hosted by Drexel’s Office of Student-Veteran Services at noon on Thursday, May 17, at the Armory on the University City Campus, in preparation for Memorial Day. The entire Drexel community and friends and members of the Mosko family are welcome and encouraged to attend.

You can leave memories of Christopher Mosko on LeBow’s Alumni News blog.