LCpl Donald James Hogan

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LCpl Donald James Hogan

  • Birth 25 Nov 1988 Ohio, USA
  • Death 26 Aug 2009 Helmand, Afghanistan
  • Burial San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA
  • Plot SECTION N, SITE 164
  • Memorial ID 41208160

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.


Inscription

LCPL US MARINE CORPS
AFGHANISTAN


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 27 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41208160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LCpl Donald James Hogan (25 Nov 1988–26 Aug 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41208160, citing Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .