LCDR Don Hone grew up in Celina, Ohio, graduated from the Ohio State University in 1982 and from Navy OCS in 1984.
LCDR Hone deployed aboard the USS Detroit, USS Nimitz and was a Plank Owner and the first Executive Officer of the USS Patriot. He also served at EOD Mobile Units 1 and 6. His awards include: Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal x2, Navy Unit Commendation Medal, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle “E”, National Defense Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Ribbon, Sea Service Ribbon x3, Navy Rifle Marksman Expert, Navy Pistol Marksman Expert.
LCDR Hone was injured during a diving accident in Guam on April 8, 1994 and died from complications on April 15, 1994 at the Naval Hospital, Guam. His remains are buried at the Swamp College Cemetery in Celina, Ohio. Don is survived by his wife Tamara, son Russ and daughters Raina and Naomi.