Douglas Robert Hokenson
Major, United States Army
Agent, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
After serving as an Army officer, Mr. Hokenson joined the CIA in 1965 and served two tours in Vietnam, training Vietnamese army officers. He also served in overseas assignments in Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and Italy. Among his duties, his family said, was the recruitment of clandestine agents in communist countries.
Upon his retirement in 1997, Mr. Hokenson received the CIA Intelligence Medal of Merit, as well as the Director's Award from the Defense Intelligence Agency.
He was born in Providence, Rhode Island, and graduated from the University of Rhode Island, where he was president of the Phi Mu Delta fraternity. He was a member of the Army ROTC and became an Army Ranger after graduation. He left the military as a First Lieutenant in 1965 and entered the CIA.
Hokenson enjoyed tennis, running and cycling. He played golf, competitive tennis and softball. He coached youth basketball and baseball teams in McLean and was an officer in the West Langley Civic Association.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Kathryn
B. Hokenson of McLean; two children, Christina A. Hokenson of Fairfax County
and Jeffrey D. Hokenson of McLean; a sister; and a grandson.
On Monday, January 3, 2005 of McLean, Virginia. Beloved husband of Kathryn B. Hokenson; father of Christina A., Fairfax, Virginia and Jeffrey D. Hokenson, McLean, Virginia; brother of Claire Finnegan, Port Orange, Florida; grandfather of Pierce M. Hokenson.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on
Monday, February 14, at 10:45 a.m. at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Inurnment
Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers if desired donations in
his name may be made to a cancer charity of your choice.