CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Navy is expected to present its highest honor to the California family of a 20-year-old Marine killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan after helping his fellow Marines get out of harm's way.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY'-buhs) is expected to give the Navy Cross on Tuesday to the family of Lance Cpl. Donald J. Hogan during a ceremony at Camp Pendleton in California. Hogan was from San Clemente, Calif.
The Marine Corps said in a statement that Hogan alerted his squad to the bomb while on patrol in 2009.
It says he pushed one Marine out of the blast zone before he was killed.