Horne Turner Mt Soledad Plaque Fund
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.
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
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!