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Marine Lance Cpl. Hunter D. Hogan

Died June 23, 2012 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom

21, of Norman, Ind.; assigned to 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died June 23 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Funeral in York for Marine killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press

YORK, Neb. — Hundreds of mourners have turned out in York to honor a Marine who was killed in Afghanistan.

Twenty-one-year-old Lance Cpl. Hunter Hogan died June 23 during combat operations. He's from Norman, Ind., but was born in Nebraska, where his father lives.

Funeral services were held on Friday.

His friend, Chase Plumer, of Seymour, Ind., told the Lincoln Journal Star that Hogan was "tougher than nails." He loved rodeo and competed in bull and bareback bronco riding.

Plumer says Hogan idolized his father, Steve Hogan, who inspired him to join the Marines after graduating in 2009 from Brownstown Central High School in Indiana.

Hogan leaves behind a wife, Brittney, of New Bern, N.C.

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