Alumnus Dies in Afghanistan
Charles B. Kitowski III, 31, St. Thomas High School and University of St. Thomas alumnus died on Aug. 12 in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He died from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device detonating by his vehicle. He was assigned to the 345th Psychological Operations Company, 2nd Psychological Operations Group, U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Charles graduated from UST in '98 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. Prior to deployment to Afghanistan, he worked for Southwest Airlines in Dallas.
Friends and family are accepting donations to memorialize Charles with a University of St. Thomas chapel paver and a dedicated memorial tree. All contributions over this goal will be donated to a scholarship fund for children of soldiers. To donate, visit http://www.techtiva.com/charleskitowski/donations.htm. Donations may also be given by calling UST's office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, at 713-942-3407.
Kitowski is survived by his parents, Chuck and Theresa Kitowski, of Katy