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Amphib Base Officer's Body to Arrive at North Island Thursday

The public is invited to view procession for Lt. Christopher Mosko from 4th Street to the bridge.

The body of , is set to arrive at North Island Naval Air Station at 11 a.m. Thursday and the public is invited to view the procession as his remains are escorted from the base.

He will be buried at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery Friday. The service is closed to the public.

Lt. Mosko, 28, was an explosive ordnance disposal officer assigned to the Naval Amphibious Base. He died April 26. His body is arriving from Dover Air Force base in Delaware.

The Navy also released a link Tuesday to a blog Lt. Mosko's father, John Mosko, updated in the days following his death.

John Mosko called his son “a great man in so many ways” and shared a speech Lt. Mosko wrote when he graduated from high school 10 years ago.

He also said his son regarded Philadelphia as his hometown, though initial reports said he hailed from Pittsford, NY, where the family once lived.

He graduated from high school in Eau Claire, Wisc. and maintained a home in San Diego with his wife Amanda.

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