Time of Remembrance

Conrad A. Mora

Age:

24

Hometown:

San Diego, CA

Date of Death:

2010/07/24

Incident Location:

Qalet, Afghanistan

Military Branch:

United States Army

Rank:

SSGT

Unit:

5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade

Unit Base:

Fort Lewis, WA

SSGT Conrad A. Mora, 24, of San Diego, CA died July 24, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. He was assigned to 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA. He died Jul in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when insurgents attacked his military vehicle with an improvised explosive device.

Mora’s family moved to San Diego from the Philippines when Conrad was a child, around age 9 or 10. Conrad attended Morse High School and played football there. He also practiced mixed-martial arts such as jujitsu. Conrad was a 2004 graduate of Samuel Morse High School.

Military life “was his passion,” said his brother-in-law, Christian Lleva. “His passion was serving.” SSGT Conrad A. Mora joined the Army in 2004, served in Korea among other assignments, and reported to Lewis-McChord in November 2009. This was his second deployment to Afghanistan. During his six-year career, Mora recieved six Army Achievement Medals and an Army Commendation Medal, said a public affairs officer with Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington. He was assigned to the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Besides serving his country, he (Conrad) was also passionate about music. “He would rap about anything,” Lleva said. “He could make anything rhyme.” Conrad Mora is dearly remembered as a family man and an athlete. ” His family, particularly his young son, was especially important to him,” said his brother-in-law, Lleva. Mora’s wife, Ann, had moved to Washington State with her husband before his deployment. He also is survived by his 1-year-old son, Christopher.