U.S. Army Capt. Shawn G. Hogan, age 28, of Salem, N.H., died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 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, N.H. He graduated in 2002 from Salem High School, 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 U.S. 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 and Jean (Joly) Hogan of Salem, N.H.; sister, Nicole Hogan of Salem, N.H; significant others, Karree Emmons of Clarksville, Tenn., and her daughter, Kaylynn; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Joly of Colonie, N.Y.; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, N.H. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 11:30 a.m. at Mary Queen of Peace Church, Salem, N.H. Military funeral honors will follow immediately afterward.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the: Green Beret Foundation, P.O. Box 8250, Huntington Beach, CA 92615.
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