Street Named for Terrell Horne III, USCG Propeller Strike Victim
Terrell was stationed at the USCG station in Emerald Isle, and has been credited with saving at least 38 lives and performing 63 search and rescue operations during his time there. Terrell had served in the Coast Guard for 14 years, and stationed at Emerald Isle for 2 years.
Rachel, his wife, and their 3 young boys attended the ceremony in which the young boys helped unveil the new street sign.
During the ceremony on Thursday 2 May, 2013, some friends reflected on his life.
How the Street Was Named Terrell Horne III
A city commissioner proposed the change on Tuesday March 12, 2013 and the town board unanimously approved the motion. The street, originally named “Station Street” is the street the Coast Guard Station is on. The motion only specified that a portion of Station Street, that portion near the Coast Guard Station would be renamed. Other resident will maintain their previous street addresses, but the Coast Guard Station will change its official address to 11101 Terrell Horne III Way. Only the last 175 feet of the roadway will carry the new street name.
In the proposed resolution, the town board noted the decision should not be taken lightly. Passing this may result in similar requests from other fallen veterans, heroes, or public servants. However, they felt in light of the significant contributions of Senior Chief Petty Officer Horne’s service to the USCG Station and the station’s proximity to the street it may be appropriate to act in this instance. A Coast Guard officer addressed the town board and spoke of Terrell’s service, his death in the line of duty while protecting others on the vessel, and of his wife and three young sons. He also thanked the town for their consideration in renaming that portion of the street.
Only street corner was marked with the new signage, the corner nearest the Coast Guard station. Some extra signs were made and presented to the family during the ceremony.After the event, USCG took a nice photo of several service men and women at the base of the new sign.