Horne Turner Mt Soledad Plaque Fund

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USS Horne (DLG-30/CG-30) was a San Diego based guided missile cruiser commissioned By Captain Stansfield Turner in 1967. Horne served in the Pacific Fleet for 27 years before its decommissioning in 1994. From taking part in Mig shoot-downs in Vietnam to directing sorties during Operation Desert Storm to assisting United Nations efforts during Operation Restore Hope, Horne and her crew served  the United States valiantly.

After serving on many United States Navy ship's, Turner was assigned as Commissioning Captain of the USS Horne.  He later would command Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla 8 as a rear admiral. He then served as Director, Systems Analysis Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, President of the Naval War College and Commander, United States Second Fleet, Naval Station Norfolk . After being promoted to admiral in 1975, Turner became NATO Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe, Naples before eventually becoming Director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.  

Admiral Turner was the Key Note Speaker at Horne's 1st reunion in 2003 and held a special luncheon for 33 Horne Plankowners and their guests during the reunion.

Admiral Turner passed away on January 18, 2018. He was 94 years old. He is well respected and admired by the Plankowners and other Horne alumni who suggested we not only honor Horne during the 2019 Reunion, but also Horne's commissioning Captain.

To honor Admiral Stansfield Turner and all Horne veterans and the highly decorated ship in which they sailed, this fund was established to purchase a commemorative plaque for USS Horne and a memorial plaque for Stansfield Turner.  These plaques will be etched in granite and displayed in perpetuity at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial  in La Jolla, California.

A dedication ceremony will be attended by former Horne crew-members, their family, friends and others during the 2019 USS Horne Reunion held in San Diego. Any amount raised in excess of the required $3,600.00 plaque fees will be used toward dedication ceremony expenses (chair rental, pa system, refreshments, etc) during the 2019 Horne Reunion.  

You may also make an off-line donation by check made payable to HORNE REUNION and mailing to:

PO BOX 1663

Thank you in advance for your support!

Mt Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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As most of you know, Admiral Stansfield Turner, Horne's Commissioning Captain, passed away on 1/18/18. In light of his passing I, as well as many of the Plankowners and other Horne alumni, felt it would be appropriate to raise additional funds to also honor Admiral Turner with a plaque on Mt. Soledad. Today I received word from Admiral Turner's assistant, Pat Moynihan, and have been given the green light to proceed with fund raising for an Admiral Turner Plaque. Pat spoke with Admiral Turner's wife, Marion who said she, "... was so very touched and pleased that you would think of such an honor for Stan... Thank you for all you have done for Stan, and for your long-standing loyalty to him." So we have a new goal of $3,600 to purchase two 16" x 8" granite plaques to be dedicated during the 2019 Reunion on January 4, 2019. Thank you for all your support in honoring Stansfield Turner and USS Horne!
Admiral Stansfield Turner
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A birds-eye view of Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial
A spectacular Aerial tour of Mt. Soledad
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Thanks to all the generous donations, we have now raised enough to purchase a plaque for Horne to be installed on Mt. Soledad in La Jolla! Thank you to all who donated to the campaign. Your contribution is very much appreciated.

I am currently waiting to see if we can extend the campaign to include another $1,800 to raise money for a plaque for Horne's commissioning Captain, Stansfield Turner. I have been in touch with his personal secretary and wanted feedback from his family before I proceeded with that but have not yet heard back. I will keep you updated!

Thanks again to each and every one of you who donated. This will be an important and fun part of the 2019 Reunion!
Mt. Soledad - La Jolla, California
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