Service Note: March 24, 2013

Newport, N.H. — Pfc. Brendan Lawrence Hogan, 19, of Newport, N.H., graduated from Marine Corps boot camp at Parris Island, S.C., on Feb. 22, 2013.

Hogan successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training as one of 394 recruits in Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion.

He served as platoon guide during basic training, was recognized as honor graduate for Platoon 1013, and received a meritorious promotion to the rank of private first class.

After leave, Hogan will report to Camp Geiger, N.C., for military combat training, followed by military occupation specialty school in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

The Marine is the son of Matthew and Catherine Hogan, of Newport, and the grandson of Willis and Elinor Downing, of Enfield.

— Staff report