A Canyons of Heroes in the Middle of the California Burbs: ’A charter plane brought Lt. Christopher Mosko, who was killed last month in Afghanistan, to North Island Naval Air Station Thursday. He was assigned to the nearby Naval Amphibious Base, with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 3.
All along the route, from Coronado, over the bridge and past Balboa Park to Hillcrest’s Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary, hundreds of people paid their last respects to Mosko. In Coronado, many parents stood beside their children waving flags; they were joined by workers who left their jobs to join their colleagues.
‘We cleared the office to be here,’ said Megan Stanley, a Coronado Schools Foundation employee.”