The Superintendent ordered the flag of the Commonwealth to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, 30 October, in honor of Army CPT Shawn Hogan ’06, who died in a training accident on 17 October. Valedictorian of the Class of 2006, CPT Hogan was a Green Beret assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky. At VMI, CPT Hogan majored in mechanical engineering and earned a minor in writing. He was captain of the VMI cross country team, a member of the indoor and outdoor track teams, and served as a battalion staff officer in the Corps and for the Marshall New Market Battalion.
CPT Hogan served Preston Library as a Library Cadet Assistant and worked in the acquisitions department. He received the Frances W. Camper Award in 2006. This award recognizes outstanding leadership and service to Preston Library. Preston Library is deeply saddened to learn of his tragic and untimely death. He was an outstanding young man who will be missed greatly.