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Morrisville hotel thanks couple for service at war, at home

Posted April 6, 2012

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— Christopher and Shontae Hogan are both making sacrifices so that he can serve his country.

Christopher, a specialist in the Army, is on his third deployment in four years. He believes in the work he is doing in Afghanistan. 

"What you see on TV is not really all that goes on," he said. "We are there to do a job. We do our job, but at the same time we get along well. We work together."

Back at home, Shontae manages the household and cares for their daughter, taking care of things her husband would do if he were home. 

Each worries about the other. "Sometimes, you know, he doesn't feel like we over here know all that's going on and appreciate all that they are doing and the sacrifices they are making," Shonae Hogan said. 

Hotel celebrates family's sacrifice Hotel celebrates family's sacrifice

Christopher recognizes the toll his absence takes on his wife. So he wrote a letter to the Cambria Suites at RDU, asking about a weekend getaway. The hotel not only offered them a free night's stay, employees hosted a reception in their honor.

"It really let me know that people actually do care about what we are doing over there," he said. "It's overwhelming, but Im trying to soak it all in."

The Hogans are savoring their time together before he must return to a war zone.

"We don't even worry about it because I know that god has a bigger plan for him and he's coming right back home," Shontae Hogan said.


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  • Caesarsgirl79 Apr 6, 2012

    Thanks really nice that Cambria Suites did that for the couple. They didn't have to do the weekend getaway and ended up going above and beyond. Thanks for the Hogans for their service :)

  • geosol Apr 6, 2012

    Nice! We'll remember Cambria Suites when it comes time to book hotel reservations. Thank you to Cambria and thank you Christopher and Shontae!