Captain Gina L. Mogged, US Marine Corps, Dies Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Captain Gina L. Mogged, 30, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning at her apartment in Port Royal, South Carolina. Captain Mogged joined the Marine Corps immediately after earning her Electrical Engineering degree at Texas Tech University in December 2012. She served in various locations with the Marines, including Quantico VA; Camp Pendleton CA; Darwin Australia; and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island SC. She was eagerly anticipating her next billet in Okinawa Japan this July.
Upon her death Ricardo T. Player, Commanding Officer, Headquarters and Service Battalion, Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island wrote, “Gina exemplified those attributes that we have come to expect of our finest Marines: a woman of great character and honor, a high degree of professionalism, compassion for the people to whom she served, and a spirit that embodied the Marine Corps ethos.”
Gina Larissa Mogged was born April 7, 1990 in Nuremberg, West Germany, and was adopted by her parents at eight weeks old. Along the way she lived in Zweibruecken Germany; Moline IL; Augusta GA; Oak Ridge TN; West Des Moines IA; Manitowoc WI, and Colleyville TX. She attended Colleyville Middle School and graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School in 2008 and earned her Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2012.
She is survived by her parents, Jan and Chuck Mogged Jr., Colleyville TX; her 2 brothers Chuck Mogged III, and Greg Mogged, Fort Worth TX; her paternal Grandfather Charles Mogged (Verna), Carlsbad NM; five aunts and four uncles: Julie Hodges, Silverthorne CO; Doug Hammes (Debbie), Cedar Rapids IA; Jim Mogged (Penny), Lindenhurst IL, Kathleen Keller (Alan), Pleasant Hill IA; Karen Swanson, Centerville IA; David Swanson, Perry IA; thirteen cousins and a large and loving extended family.
Gina was known as very bright, energetic, good-hearted, beautiful, accomplished young woman, and the world will be a poorer place without her in it. She had a smile as big as Texas.
Since first learning to walk, Gina loved dancing and studied ballet and tap. She played the violin, piano and flute and was a choir member of her elementary and middle schools.
Her sports enthusiasms included playing fullback for the Texas Tech Women’s Rugby team (3 times advancing to the Nationals), JV high school basketball, roller skate hockey, softball, golf, tennis, swimming, and soccer. Gina’s soccer skills led her to play a friendship exhibition game in Beijing with her brother’s FC Dallas youth team against the Chinese National Youth Soccer Team.
Gina earned black belts in Tae Kwan Do and in Marine Martial Arts. In the Marines she ranked as an Expert in Pistol and Rifle shooting skills. She graduated from the Colleyville Citizens Police Academy in 2013. She qualified as an American Ninja Warrior Show contestant and competed in the Denver trials in 2013.
She regularly volunteered with the annual Colleyville Lions Club Breakfast With Santa at the Fort Worth Presbyterian Night Shelter. Gina also participated in the National Charity League.
Funeral services with full Military Honors will be held outdoors at 10:30 am at the Compass Church Pavilion in Colleyville on Saturday, April 17, 2021. Chaplain Rich Stoglin and Pastor Drew Sherman will officiate.
Visitation will be at Forest Ridge Funeral Home in North Richland Hills from 5:30 – 8:30 pm on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Semper Fi & Americas Fund, Fisher House Foundation, Colleyville Lions Club, or Colleyville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association.