A carry team carries the transfer case containing the remains of Marine Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan off of a transport airplane. Hogan graduated from Tesoro High School (San Clemente) and had wanted to join the Marine Corps to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps. He was killed in a roadside bomb explosion on Wednesday while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan.
Marine Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan, 20, of San Clemente, Calif.; was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.; died Aug. 26 while supporting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
CLIFF OWEN, PHOTY BY AP; TEXT BY VIK JOLLY, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER