Stephen Grant Jogan
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AGE: 70 • Molino, FL
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Stephen Grant Jogan, Captain, United States Navy, Retired, 70, passed away at his Molino home on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Captain Jogan was born Septemebr 8, 1942 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He graduated from Monmouth University in 1964 with a BA in Political Science.
During his 27 year career as a Naval Flight Commander, he earned the following awards and decorations: Defense Superior Service Medal; The Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (2), Humanitarian Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Navy "E" Ribbon; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal with one Bronze Star and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon with one Bronze Star. He has over 250 combat support hours (Vietnam) and more than 250 carrier landings. Captain Jogan proudly served his country aboard various naval facilities and ships: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, NAS North Island (CA), NS Quonset Point (RI), NAS Pensacola (FL), Naval Station Jacksonville, (FL), NAS Norfolk, (VA), (twice), NS Dam Neck (VA), NAS Miramar )CA); USS Kearsarge (CVS ##), USS Wasp (CVS-18), USS Intrepid (CVS-11), USS Frankil D. Roosevelt (CV-42), and the USS America (CV-66). In 1981, he took command of Carrrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 117 which deployed aboard the USS Enterprise (CVA-65) from San Diego, CA. In 1985, Captain Jogan served as the Director, Joint Naval Applications Directorate (HQ USAFE/DON) and as the officer in charge, CINCUSNAVEUR Detachment, Ramstein AB, Germany. Captain Jogan retired in August of 1991.
Captain Jogan was preceded in death by his parents, Helen (Borkowski) and Stephen Jogan. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Gina (Venettozzi) Jogan; two children, Christina (Alvin) Joseph and John (Stephanie) Jogan; five grandchildren, Ashley Jogan, Ryan Joseph, Madison Jogan, Grant Jogan, Milo Jogan, and great- grandson, Reese Jogan; his sister, Brenda Jogan and brother, Robert (Doreen) Jogan and eight nieces and nephews. Inurnment with Military Honors, was held at Barrancas National Cemetery aboard NAS Pensacola.
Published in Home News Tribune on Apr. 28, 2013