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.”