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OBITUARY: U.S. Army Capt. Shawn Hogan

Salem Special Forces commander died from injuries sustained in Kentucky.

US Army Capt. Shawn G. Hogan age 28 of Salem, died Wednesday, Oct. 17th at the Land Between the Lakes Recreational Area, Golden Pond, Ky., from injuries sustained in a training exercise.

Shawn was born in Albany, N.Y. and grew up in Salem. He graduated from Salem High School in 2002, where he was co-captain of the cross country team. After graduation, Shawn entered the Virginia Military Institute. He was captain of the cross country and track teams and graduated as the class Valedictorian in 2006.

Shawn entered the US Army in 2006 and held the rank of Captain. In 2012, he received his Green Beret. Most recently, Shawn was serving as the Commander of a Special Forces Operational Detachment headquartered at Fort Campbell, KY.

Shawn enjoyed the outdoors, especially hiking, rock climbing, running, and skiing. He was also an avid reader.

Shawn is survived by his parents: Richard & Jean (Joly) Hogan of Salem, NH

Sister: Nicole Hogan of Salem, NH

Significant Others: Karree Emmons of Clarksville, TN and her daughter Kaylynn

Maternal Grandmother: Dorothy Joly of Colonie, NY

Several Aunts, Uncles & Cousins

Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, Oct. 24th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St, Salem, NH. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25th at 11:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem, NH. Military Funeral Honors will follow immediately afterwards.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Green Beret Foundation, PO Box 8250, Huntington Beach, CA 92615.

(Source: http://www.douglasandjohnson.com/)

Stephanie Holmes October 23, 2012 at 01:24 PM
This is painful news, Shawn was an amazing person who was never boastful, always helpful, had a great sense of humor, and was accepting of everyone. I met Shawn at Fort Drum, NY and can say with certainty that he cared more about others than he did himself; he never stopped working on improving his wonderful character and was successful in every venture he pursued. It was easy to call Shawn your friend...and it will be extremely difficult to say good-bye. My deepest sympathies to the Hogan family.

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