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


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:

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