Navy Cross Ceremony for Fallen Pendleton Marine Next Week (Video)

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Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will posthumously award the Navy Cross to the family of Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan on January 17th at a Camp Pendleton ceremony.

The 20-year-old Hogan had been assigned to Pendleton's 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. He grew up in San Clemente, California ' not far from Camp Pendleton.

The Marine Corps Times reports Hogan's Navy Cross-worthy heroic deeds took place on August 26, 2009. Hogan was on foot patrol when he spotted a suspicious-looking string in the road:

The Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation posted this lovely tribute video to Lance Cpl. Hogan on YouTube, including footage from August 26, 2009: