|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1973|
San Diego County
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 2009, Afghanistan|
Lt. Florence B. Choe, of El Cajon, California. She attended Spring Valley's Loma Elementary School and Monte Vista High School, earned an associate's degree from Cuyamaca Community College in 1994, earned a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of San Diego in 1997, and a master's degree in public health and health care administration in 2001 from San Diego State University. Florence was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps member in the Navy on February 21, 2002. She was serving as a medical administration and logistics mentor to the Afghan National Army. Her home duty station was the Naval Medical Center San Diego, where she was born. She had volunteered to serve in Afghanistan. She had been in Afghanistan for less than 5 months when she was killed when an Afghan National Army soldier (who apparently was also an insurgent) opened fire on personnel assigned to Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan at Camp Shaheen, Mazar-E-Sharif, Afghanistan. LT (JG) Frances Toner attempted to protect her and another woman who was shot and lost his own life in the process. She is survived by her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Chong "Jay" Choe, a urology resident at the medical center; her daughter, Kristin, 3; mother, Francisca Bacong; father, Rufino Bacong Sr., retired Navy; and brothers Rufino Bacong Jr. and Ron Bacong.
Many thanks to Frank Toner's widow Brooke for her help in honoring Florence Choe and Frank Toner.
Florence Bacong Choe
LT US NAVY
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego County
Plot: SECTION U SITE 407
Created by: Sue
Record added: Mar 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35277855