CAMP PENDLETON (CBS) — An Orange County family has received the U.S. Navy’s highest honor.
Carla and Jim Hogan were presented with the Navy Cross at a Camp Pendleton ceremony on Tuesday in honor of their son, Lance Cpl. Donald Hogan, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.READ MORE: Joseph Jimenez Charged With Murder, Attempted Murder In Corona Movie Theater Shooting
Hogan, 20, was on foot patrol when he spotted a roadside bomb right before it detonated and pushed one fellow Marine out of harm’s way.READ MORE: Initiative To Clear Encampment From Venice Boardwalk Brings 191 People Indoors
He also screamed for others nearby to take cover from the explosion.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Hogan’s “actions make him one of the finest and bravest Marines in the nation’s history”.MORE NEWS: LASD Releases Video Of Fatal Shooting Of David Ordaz Jr., Villanueva Says Deputy Suspended Pending Investigation
The ceremony also marked the opening of a barracks facility at Camp Pendleton named in honor of Hogan.