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LCpl Donald James Hogan
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1988
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 2009
Helmand, Afghanistan

Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, of San Clemente, California, grew up like any other young kid, not really thinking about the future, but deep down inside thinking about his grandfather, a veteran of three wars, WWII, Korea and Vietnam, who retired as a Gunnery Sergeant. Donald greatly admired his grandfather. While in high school, he was on the cross-country team, and he spent a lot of time talking about joining the Marines, getting advice from teachers, coaches and friends. He graduated from Tesoro High School in 2007, and joined the Marine Corps on November 5, 2007. His goal was to make the Marines his career, and hoped to one day achieve a higher rank than his grandfather. Assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based at Camp Pendleton, California, Donald died August 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He received the Combat Action Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Posthumously he was awarded the Purple Heart. On January 17, 2012, Donald was awarded the Navy Cross. The Navy Cross is the highest decoration that may be bestowed by the Department of the Navy and the second highest decoration given for valor. 
 
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LCPL US MARINE CORPS
AFGHANISTAN
 
Burial:
Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
Plot: SECTION N, SITE 164
 
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Record added: Aug 27, 2009
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LCpl Donald James Hogan
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Navy Cross. Respects on your Angel Day. Thank You.
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