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October 26, 2012

Salem soldier remembered for sense of adventure, intelligence

Salem soldier remembered for his love of adventure


Hogan is also survived by his parents, Richard and Jean Hogan of Salem, and a sister, Nicole Hogan, also of Salem. Other survivors include his grandmother, Dorothy Joly, and Emmons’ daughter, Kaylynn Marie, among several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Hogan, who served in Iraq and was a detachment commander with the 5th Special Forces Group, received numerous awards in the military, including the Bronze Star Medal.

But the many medals and other commendations are just a mere reminder of the legacy Hogan left behind.

“I don’t think any of us could have anticipated what happened to Shawn,” Grobecker said. “With Shawn gone, the world has become a little less adventurous.”

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